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Six members of a civil rights group stretch out face down in an excavation for a new school on Cleveland’s east side on April 6, 1964. They sprawled out in the ditch to halt work of the big steam shovel, which dropped some dirt on the demonstrators. Police took the demonstrators to jail after they refused to move. Some other pickets were arrested after they laid down in front of a cement truck. Demonstrators say construction will “promote re-segregation” in the predominantly African-American neighborhood.

Photo credit: AP / Julian C. Wilson