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Retrograph – 1964: African American Protester Arrested

Atlanta policeman drags African American high school student Taylor Washington to paddy wagon during demonstration. Atlanta policeman drags African American high school student Taylor Washington to paddy wagon during demonstration. - Colorized

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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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