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Associated Press They Won't Leave

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09794.04 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: San Francisco, California Type: Photograph Date: 1 December 1969 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 20.2 x 26 cm.

Summary of Content: One wirephoto taken by Associated Press dated December 1, 1969. Image depicts activist, Richard Oaks with Cecil Poole, U.S. atttorney at Alcatraz Island, surrounded by guard and activists. Wire transfer information states that Poole met with Oakes to urge their evacuation, protesters did not comply.

People: Oakes, Richard, 1942-1972
Poole, Cecil F., 1914-1997

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: ProtestsActivismAlcatraz IslandAmerican Indian HistoryIndigenous people

Sub Era: The Sixties

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