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Print, Photographic

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Creator:Wilson, Delmont
Title:Print, Photographic
Date:1960 Feb.

Black and white photograph of firemen attaching a hose to a fire hydrant during the Chattanooga sit-ins of February 1960. This image was taken on the fourth day of protests. Around 5:00 pm that day, police in Chattanooga began the notorious fire-hose crowd control tactic that is strongly associated with the Civil Rights movement. A policeman stood on a street corner in front of two firemen as they attached a fire hose to a fire hydrant from their fire truck. The name "Wilson" is written on the back referring to the photographer, likely Delmont Wilson of the Chattanooga News-Free Press.

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Race relations | Chattanooga (Tenn.)--Race relations | African Americans--Tennessee--Chattanooga | African Americans--Social conditions | Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Chattanooga | Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Chattanooga | United States, Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, 35.045631, -85.309677
Collection:Chattanooga Sit-ins and desegregation
Institution:University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Contributors:University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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