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[Six Civil Rights press photographs, Chicago, 1965-1966, depicting protesters and rallies]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09718 Author/Creator: Place Written: Type: Header Record Date: 1965-1966 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Six Civil Rights press photographs, Chicago, 1965-1966, depicting protesters and rallies.

People: Willis, Benjamin, 1901-1988
Daley, Richard, 1942-
Gregory, Dick, 1932-2017
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Lucas, Robert, 1925-2012
Congress of Racial Equality

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryCivil Rights Movement

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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