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Ravenna, Puerto Ricans Demonstrate for Civil Rights at City Hall in NYC, 1967

In the years following WWII, hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans left the island by plane to find a better life on the U.S. mainland. However, most faced discrimination and inequality in income, education, housing, and employment. Carrying both the American and Puerto Rican flags, demonstrators demand they be treated as full citizens during a 1967 protest in front of New York’s City Hall.

New York World-Telegram and The Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.