Title No: 5149
Date: 2 Jun 1963 (Created)
Medgar Evers, NAACP field secretary, and Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the NAACP, are arrested for protesting beatings and arrests of civil rights demonstrators in Jackson, Mississippi. The two men are surrounded by white police officers. A white man in shirt and tie at right holds what appears to be a cattle prod in the direction of Evers and Wilkins. Evers has a sign on a string around his neck. The sign reads "END BRUTALITY IN JACKSON." The corner of the sign reads "NAACP." Wilkins' sign appears to have been seized by a policeman who writes on the back of it in the foreground. Shop names are visible in the background across the street.
Countries of Origin: U.S.A.
Subjects: African American business enterprises; Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi--Jackson; Police--Mississippi--Jackson
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