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Retrograph – 1964: African American Protester Arrested

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Atlanta policeman drags African American high school student Taylor Washington to paddy wagon during demonstration against restaurant segregation, Atlanta, Georgia.

Original caption reads: “Negro racial demonstrator identified as Taylor Washington, a high school student here, screams as an Atlanta policeman drags him to a paddy wagon after arresting him outside a downtown restaurant 1/27. An estimated 70 anti-segregation marchers were arrested in the …” (remainder cut off.)

January 27, 1964, Library of Congress image.

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