Pho­tog­ra­pher Notes :

DRIFT Travel magazine - - America -

This rail­road track near Green­wood, Mis­sis­sippi, is one of many in the deep South that helped the more for­tu­nate African Amer­i­cans es­cape a life of op­pres­sion in the early part of the 20th cen­tury. Dur­ing the 1950’s-1960’s the Civil Rights move­ment came to a head in this re­gion fol­low­ing the Brown vs. The Board of Ed­u­ca­tion rul­ing and lynch­ing of 14-year-old, Em­mett Till. A bat­tle­ground for equal­ity, Green­wood was home to sev­eral ac­tive Civil Rights or­ga­ni­za­tions who, along with the town’s African Amer­i­can res­i­dents, vol­un­teers and ac­tivists were ar­rested in non­vi­o­lent protests, sub­jected to eco­nomic re­tal­i­a­tion and re­peated vi­o­lence by po­lice and whites.

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