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NAACP Executive Director Roy Wilkins said, "the police and the black minority are not on good terms" at a press conference in Milwaukee, August 20, 1965
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
9 9/16 x 6 3/8 in. (24.29 x 16.19 cm)

Creation Place: North America
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg in honor of Myrlie Evers-Williams.
Accession Number: P2021.13.148

Much of the friction between blacks and whites in the United States can be attributed to the fact that "the police and the black minority are not on good terms," said NAACP Executive Director Roy Wilkins. He said this was the reason for the Los Angeles Riots. Wilkins made the remarks at a press conference at the Sheraton-Schroeder Hotel in Milwaukee. "Los Angeles has a 15-year history of police mistreatment of blacks," Wilkins asserted.

Roy Wilkins (1901-1981) was an instrumental figure in Congress' passage of the Civil Rights Acts of the 1950s and 1960s. He was one of the key leaders who organized the historic March on Washington. Additionally, Wilkins helped to oversee an increase in membership in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People from 25,000 members in the 1930s to more than 400,000 by the 1970s.

On verso: newspaper caption with date stamp affixed.

Ferrotyped prints have a sensitive surface, usually shiny and thinner, because they are put through a press while still wet. Ferrotyping makes the surface of the photograph smoother. Light does not scatter as much on a smoother surface, so this increases contrast. That makes ferrotyped images better for press photography.

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  • Image Dimensions: 9 9/16 x 6 3/8 in. (24.29 x 16.19 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 10 x 8 1/16 in. (25.4 x 20.48 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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