Change Author / Owner : Shooting of James Meredith, Hernando, Mississippi
Shooting of James Meredith, Hernando, Mississippi
This gelatin silver print captures James Meredith as he crawls across the sidewalk after being shot during the initial stage of the March Against Fear (1966). He faces away from the camera, hands braced on the ground to support his body weight while his legs sprawl awkwardly on the ground. Meredith is in the approximate right middle ground of the photograph; pavement dominates the foreground while trees dominate the background. There is handwriting in blue ink in the bottom right corner of the print which reads: [Sandy/Sorry I didn't have this in/color Too!/Jack Thornell].
National Museum of African American History and Culture