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Moore, Charles (1931-2010) The Dogs' Attack is Negroes' Reward

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09779.09 Author/Creator: Moore, Charles (1931-2010) Place Written: Birmingham, Alabama Type: Poster Date: 1963 Pagination: 1 p. ; 35.6 x 28 cm.

One poster dated 1963 entitled, "The Dogs' Attack is Negroes' Reward." Image displays white police officers with canines during a protest. One dog is biting into a black man's leg.

Police frequently used dogs during the Birmingham demonstrations as a way to disperse large crowds. These tactics would follow the usage of hosing protesters. Charles Moore's photographs of these dog attacks were one of the first evidences to be printed in the media.

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