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Print, Photographic

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Creator:Mooney, Jim
Title:Print, Photographic
Date:1960 Feb.

Black and white photograph of fire hoses used as crowd control on Market Street near 9th Street during the February 1960 sit-ins in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This was taken on the fourth day of protests. Around 5:00 that day, police in Chattanooga began the notorious fire-hose crowd control tactic that is strongly associated with the Civil Rights movement. A fire hose sprayed from the right side of the camera at a crowd in front of Edwards & LeBron Jewelry, Olshine's Clothing, Hardie & Caudle, Davidson clothes, Peacock's Jewelers, and a hamburger shop. It is unclear whether the people being sprayed were African-American or white due to the mist from the spray. People attempted to take shelter under awnings over storefronts. Some people even watch from second story windows and balconies. The name "Mooney" is written on the back, referring to the newspaper photographer.

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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