In the Heat of the Summer

In the Heat of the Summer

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27.5 In the Heat of the Summer

On the morning of July 16, 1964, a white police officer in New York City shot and killed a black teenager, James Powell, across the street from the high school where he was attending summer classes. Two nights later, a peaceful demonstration in Central Harlem degenerated into violent protests. During the next week, thousands of rioters looted stores from Brooklyn to Rochester and pelted police with bottles and rocks. In the symbolic and historic heart of black America,… (more)

Book Details  

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (October 18, 2016)

Collection: Politics and Culture in Modern America

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 1 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English

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