Feb 25, 2010 - Sale 2204

Sale 2204 - Lot 215

Price Realized: $ 420
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 700
AN ICONIC IMAGE (CIVIL RIGHTS.) MEREDITH, JAMES. The Shooting of James Meredith. Group of 5 United Press International 8x10 gelatin silver prints relative to the "March Against Fear," and shooting of James Meredith. Mississippi, 1966

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James Meredith was the first African-American to defy the color line at the University of Mississippi --Old Miss." In an attempt to draw peoples attention to black voting rights in the South and to help blacks overcome fear of violence, Meredith organized and led a large civil rights march, the "March Against Fear" from Memphis, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi on June 6, 1966. During this march, he was shot and wounded by sniper Aubrey James Norvell. The photograph of Meredith after being shot won the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in 1967.