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United Press International [Photograph of Civil Rights Protest at World Fair Grounds]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.06 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 4 April 1964 Pagination: 1 photoraph : b&w ; 21.6 x 26.4 cm

Summary of Content: One photograph by United Press International dated April 4, 1964. Features a civil rights demonstrator lying down in the road outside the Flushing Meadow World's Fairgrounds. There is multiple policemen nearby and trucks have been stopped in the road. The caption explains that police soon removed the protestor; 28 people were arrested including the leader of the school boycott movement, Rev. Milton A. Galamison.

Background Information: Congress of Racial Equality was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in March 1942 and promoted principles of nonviolence as a tactic against segregation. In the South, CORE's nonviolent direct action campaigns opposed "...Jim Crow" segregation and job discrimination, and fought for voting rights. Outside the South, CORE focused on discrimination in employment and housing, and also in de facto school segregation.See More

People: Galamison, Milton A. (1923-1988)

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African AmericansCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsNew YorkPoliceProtestsEducationSegregationRace discrimination

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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