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Rodriguez’s Photos Show East Harlem of the ’80s

Rodriguez’s Photos Show East Harlem of the ’80s

HUNTER COLLEGE — On Feb. 21, 1965, 14-year-old Joseph Rodriguez witnessed a sight he would never forget. That winter evening, he boarded a Williamsburg-bound bus from Park Slope with his mother to visit his aunt. News had spread throughout New York City: Malcolm X had been shot and killed in Harlem and racial unrest swept the city when the civil rights leader was pronounced dead.

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