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Photographs

 


  This poster was printed by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
and directly questions the role of the Mississippi State Highway Patrol in violence against blacks. From the Paul B. Johnson Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.
 
 

   Protest march for voting rights in McComb, Mississippi – Erle Johnston
Papers, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.
 
 

Mississippi Highway Patrolmen observe protesters during the Meredith
March, 1966. From the Paul B. Johnson Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.
 
 

  CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) workers look at a car that's been
shot through the grill. From the Paul B. Johnson Collection, McCain
Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.
 
 

  Four protesters holding signs. From the Aaron Henry Papers, Tougaloo
College Archives.
 
 

  Racial unrest in Grenada in 1966, specifically a boycott with protesters
carrying signs urging people to not purchase goods. From the Charles Marx Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.
 
 

  A group of Mississippi Valley State University students protest the decision by then-President James Herbert White to expel all students who were involved in protesting civil injustice and curriculum issues
(specifically the lack of a Black Studies program). The students believed that the president was merely catering to the wishes of
powerful whites. From the Charles Marx Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.
 
 

  Robert Clark, first black person person to be elected (1967) to the
Mississippi Legislature since Reconstruction. From the Aaron Henry Papers, Tougaloo College Archives.
 
 

  Children frequently participated in the movement. These children are
holding anti-poverty and voting rights signs. From the Ed King File, Tougaloo College Archives.
 
 

  Close up of a protester, one of the many grassroots people involved in
the movement. Aaron Henry Papers, Tougaloo College Archives.
 
 

    Line of inmates chopping cotton at Parchman Penitentiary–Paul B. Johnson Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.

  Protest march for voting rights in McComb, Mississippi – Erle Johnston Papers, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.

   Byron De La Beckwith, the man convicted of shooting civil rights leader Medgar Evers – Paul B. Johnson Collection, University of Southern Mississippi.

   Sit-in at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Jackson, Mississippi, on May 28, 1963 – Erle Johnston Papers, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi

  Aaron Henry, pictured here at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in the struggle of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party to be seated as the official delegates from Mississippi – Erle Johnston Papers, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.

  Janet Maedke, a civil rights worker from Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., one of the many college students who came to Mississippi to work during Freedom Summer – Paul B. Johnson Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.

   Skeletal remains of a body found by the Mississippi Highway Patrol. This unknown person is one of the many uncounted numbers of people slain for their efforts to attain equal rights – Paul B. Johnson Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.
 





Project credits:
 

Historian and author– Curtis J. Austin
Project concept and production: Shana Walton
Project director– Charles Bolton
Engineering – Derek Zumbro
Multimedia design – Diane DeCesare Ross

 
 



For more information, direct inquiries to:
 

Curtis Austin or Charles Bolton
Co-Directors
Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Box 5175
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5175