Aerials-Protest for Peace

Item Info

Item No: pdch00292
Title: Aerials-Protest for Peace
Creation Date: 5/5/1971
Historic Street Address: 111 S. Independence Mall W
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Image taken by Philadelphia Evening Bulletin photographer Charles T. Higgins.  Notes on the negative's envelope read:  "Aerials--Protest For Peace; May 5, 1971"

This May 5, 1971, image shows an aerial view of an anti-war rally against the Vietnam War, held at Independance Square.  This rally coincided with the much larger May Day protests in Washington, DC, held from May 3-5.  Although the Independence Square protest was much smaller than the DC rallies, Philadelphia was one of several centers nationwide to provide nonviolent training for participants in Washington. 

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.150011
Geocode Latitude:39.948809

Creator Name: Higgins, Charles - Photographer