Woman from the Medical Committee for Human Rights, seated on the steps outside a building during the "March Against Fear" through Mississippi.
@ Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, 624 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36130
DescriptionShe is wearing a sign on her back that reads, "M.C.H.R. Nurse." James Meredith began the march on June 5 in Memphis, Tennessee, but was injured by gunshots shortly after setting out. He was not able to rejoin the march until June 25, the day before it ended in Jackson, Mississippi. The event was covered in the issues of The Southern Courier for June 11-12, June 18-19, June 25-26, and July 2-3, 1966, which are available online (not on the ADAH website): http://www.southerncourier.org/low-res/Vol2_No24_1966_06_11.pdf and http://www.southerncourier.org/low-res/Vol2_No25_1966_06_18.pdf and http://www.southerncourier.org/low-res/Vol2_No26_1966_06_25.pdf and http://www.southerncourier.org/low-res/Vol2_No27_1966_07_02.pdf
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