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Freedom Day



Freedom Day
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Title: Freedom Day
Description: Civil rights activities near the Canton, Mississippi courthouse. Two police officers are pictured holding shot guns and carrying bags of tear gas equipment. The African-American man wearing a hat and with his face partially obscured by the barrel of a gun is identified as Joe Lee Watts, CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) task force worker.

Image ID: 99409
Creation
Date:
February 28, 1964 
Creator
Name:
Unknown
City, State: Canton, Mississippi
Collection
Name:
Congress of Racial Equality : Records, 1941-1967
Genre: Photograph
Subjects: Organizations
Commercial strips
Hats
Uniforms
Weapons
Police
African Americans
Men
Outdoor photography
Women
Demonstrations
Clothing and dress
Civil rights
Sidewalks
 

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