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Title Work

Title No: 5149

Title: Medgar Evers demonstrates against brutality in Jackson, Mississippi.

Medium: Documentation

Original Medium: Photograph

Date: 2 Jun  1963 (Created)

Original Summary:
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

Name As Subjects: Evers, Medgar Wiley; NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Wilkins, Roy

CompilerBlackside, Inc.
Copyright ClaimantUnited Press International

Items x3

5149-1Photographic : B&W Photographic Print on Foam Core Board 
5149-2Photographic : B&W Photographic Prints 
5149-3Photographic : B&W safety film negative 

Contained By x4

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15019Remembering Mississippi Freedom Summer
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