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    Press Photographs (47) of Race Riots and Demonstrations.
    A large group of official press images from riots and demonstrations that took place across the country during the 1960s-1970s. These black-and-white press photographs are of varying sizes with Agency stamps, date stamps, hand-written annotations and layout marks, as well as printed text labels or press clippings on the versos. Highlights include:

    Bargain Shopping
    10" x 6"
    Detroit, Michigan; March 1, 1968

    A photograph of a street filled with looters and rioters, all running away from the camera.

    Student Flies Flag of Surrender
    10" x 6"
    Greensboro, North Carolina; May 23, 1969

    A student at A & T University surrenders under a makeshift white flag (made from a white towel and an umbrella). The police had stormed the dorm room at the college during rioting.

    Police Disperse Pickets
    8" x 10"
    New York; August 22, 1963

    Pickets attempt to chain themselves to a pillar at the City Hall, while police officers pull the demonstrators apart.

    Looter is Killed
    10" x 8"
    Baltimore, Maryland; April 8, 1967

    The body of a looter lies on the ground. The man had been shot by police after purportedly approaching the officers with a knife.

    There are numerous photographs of clashes between demonstrators and police from cities across the United States. Violence and destruction occurred in Ohio, South Carolina, Louisiana, Indiana, Colorado, California, Florida, and Illinois. These riots took place in response to discrimination and violence against African-Americans during the Civil Rights Movement.

    Condition: Varying degrees of wear and toning, with light soiling in places. Overall very good.


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