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African American infant suffering from rat bites, Harlem, New York

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Title:African American infant suffering from rat bites, Harlem, New York

Text on reverse: "Negro child, resident of New York City's Harlem black ghetto, after being attacked by rats in his sleep. In Chicago and other cities children of slum dwellers have bled to death from rat bites. Labeled 107 Infant bitten by rat in New York City, it shows 2-month-old Ralph Taylor, negro infant, with three vicious holes in his right arm." Stetson Kennedy (1916-2011), writer and civil rights activist, collected these photographs during the course of his career fighting for equality throughout the Southern United States.

Local identification number: L1979-37_055

Types:photographic prints | StillImage
Subjects:Kennedy, Stetson | African American children | Poverty | Wounds and injuries | United States, New York, New York County, New York, 40.7142691, -74.0059729
Collection:Stetson Kennedy Papers
Institution:Georgia State University Special Collections
Contributors:Georgia State University. Special Collections
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Cite as: Stetson Kennedy papers, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library

Cite as: L1979-37_055, Stetson Kennedy Papers, L1979-37, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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