Free Cold Water
Original photograph of a large white cooler in front of Pulse nightclub. Messages are written on the cooler, which also has a sign taped to it that says, "FREE COLD WATER". Pulse was located at 1912 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida. Pulse was located at 1912 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida. In the early hours of June 12, 2016, an American born security guard named Omar Mir Seddique Mateen shot and killed 49 people and wounded an additional 53 at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Mateen, who swore allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), was shot and killed by the Orlando Police Department after a three-hour standoff. The incident was the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in United States history, the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since the September 11th attacks of 2001, and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in United States history. Most of the victims were Latino, as the club was hosting a Latin Night at the time of the massacre.
Original color photograph: RICHES of Central Florida, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
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Digital reproduction of original color photograph.
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Pulse Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 color photograph
Pulse, Orlando, Florida
Originally created by Geoffrey Cravero and published by RICHES of Central Florida.
Copyright to this resource is held by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
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