Crime Scene Photography · Mississippi · Racially Motivated

Three civil rights activists murdered by white supremacists

June 21, 1964 Philadelphia, Mississippi Three civil rights workers are murdered by white supremacists The activists (pictured left to right: Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney, and Michael Henry Schwerner) had visited Meridian, Mississippi to speak with members of a recently burned church, and were on a campaign to encourage the black community to vote. The… Continue reading Three civil rights activists murdered by white supremacists

Crime Scene Photography · Mississippi · Political · Racially Motivated

The assassination of Medgar Evers

June 12, 1963 Jackson, Mississippi Medgar Evers is shot in the back while standing in his driveway Evers, a civil rights activist, worked towards voting rights, challenged segregation laws, and publicly investigated the murder of Emmett Till. Because of his activism, he became a target of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Citizens’ Council.… Continue reading The assassination of Medgar Evers

Political · Tennessee

The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr

April 4, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel The Reverend Doctor King's killer, James Earl Ray, shot the Civil Right's leader in his right cheek. The bullet then struck King's jaw, traveled down his spinal column, and came to rest lodged in his shoulder.… Continue reading The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr