by Declan Haun
“A quiet, courageous, determined Civil Rights protest march around the courthouse in Monroe.” North Carolina, 1961.
Jackson Movement flyer from the summer of 1963, shortly after the assassination of Medgar Evers on June 12. From the files of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission.
Now online via the Mississippi Department of Archives & History. http://bit.ly/1aX0o50
Happy May 24: Fifty-two years ago today the first Freedom Riders arrived in Jackson, 27 in all. Another 300 would soon follow. I made these pictures in May 2011, when many Riders came back to Mississippi to mark the 50th anniversary. Among other things, the Riders toured Unit 17, the maximum security facility at Parchman, where they had been locked up in the summer of 1961.
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