New York [Taken in Mississippi]: Associated Press, 1966. First. Silver gelatin wire photographs, most 8x10 inches. Editorial marks to versos, else about fine, near fine condition overall. Near Fine. Item #List1023
An uncommon collection of photographs documenting the March Against Fear in several cities in Mississippi in June, 1966, including several photographs of the tear gas attacks by the Mississippi Highway Patrol in Canton. Photographs from earlier in the march show marchers and belligerent protesters lining the streets. In the latter section, particularly in Philadelphia and Canton, the governor’s promise to protect the marchers disintegrated at the hands of the Mississippi Highway Patrol, National Guard and local police (James Meredith was of course shot earlier in the parade - no photos of the shooting are included here). The marchers succeeded in registering over 4,000 voters despite enduring a wide range of abuse from authorities and bystanders.