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    Press Photographs of James Meredith (15) and Medgar Evers (4). Black-and-white press photographs of various sizes related to Civil Rights activists James Meredith and Medgar Evers. Most with Agency stamps, date stamps, hand-written annotations and layout marks, as well as printed text labels or press clippings on the versos. The Meredith examples cover his college years 1962-1966 and provide a photo record the adversity he faced and his civil rights activism; the Evers examples date from his funeral, June 13, 1963. Examples include:

    James Meredith Shot and Wounded During His March Against Fear.
    9.5" x 7"
    Hernando, Mississippi, June 6, 1966

    Jack Thornell's image captures Meredith seconds after being shot by James Norvell.

    Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett Refuses James Meredith's Entry into the University of Mississippi.
    10" x 8"
    Jackson, September 25, 1962

    Though Meredith had a court order allowing him in, he was bodily refused by Gov. Barnett.

    Soldiers Fold the American Flag at Medgar Evers Graveside Service.
    9" x 7"
    Arlington, Virginia, June 19, 1963

    Evers, a WWII veteran who fought at the Battle of Normandy receives a full military funeral as his wife and children watch.

    Medgar Evers' Son Overcome by Grief at His Father's Funeral.
    6.5" x 8"
    Jackson, Mississippi, June 17, 1963

    Nine-year old Darrell is comforted by his mother at his father's funeral.

    Condition: All examples in very good to excellent condition. A few show signs of warping, soiling and small tears. Trivial wear to edges and corners.


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