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Associated Press [Off to Washington]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09677.20 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 28 February 1957 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 17.9 x 23.3 cm.

Summary of Content: One Wire photograph released by Associated Press dated February 28, 1957. Shows a group of people boarding a bus. The attached press release reports that the group are members of the Dominican Cultural Society. They are headed to Washington to protest a speech by Congressman Charles Porter. The speech is against an investigation into the disappearance of Gerald Murphy. Murphy was believed to have flown Jesus M. Galindez to the Dominican Republic before he was found dead. The photo is stamped on the back with Associated Press information.

People: Porter, Charles, 1919-2006
Murphy, Gerald, 1933-1956
Galíndez Suárez, Jesús, 1915-1956

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: DeathPolicePoliticiansProtestsLatin and South AmericaLatino HistoryLatinos

Sub Era: The Fifties

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