Today in Black History: July 18, 1964

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On July 18, 1964 race riots broke out in Harlem and spread out in to the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York. The riots started in Harlem, New York after the shooting of fifteen year-old James Powell. Powell was shot by an white off-duty police officer. The riots went on for six days and resulted in one death, over one hundred injuries, and over 450 arrest.

For more information on the NYC Riots of 1964 visit here!

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