School bus in Philadelphia, Mississippi, during the "March Against Fear" begun by James Meredith.
@ Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, 624 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36130
DescriptionThe side of the bus reads, "Property of Philadelphia Municipal Separate School District." A Mississippi Highway Patrol officer is walking in front of the vehicle. The march began on June 5 in Memphis, Tennessee, and ended on June 26 in Jackson, Mississippi. Meredith was injured by gunshots shortly after setting out, and he was not able to rejoin the march until June 25. 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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