Black civil-rights activist is shot in the back whilst marching, his assailant is arrested.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Mississippi, United States of America / USA
Various shots, James H Meredith, civil rights activist and the first black person to register at Mississippi University, walking along the road to Hernando as part of a civil rights march. He jokes with some young people by the roadside and moves on. MS Signpost: "Hernando". MS Press photographers take cover behind a car during the shooting. Various shots, Meredith laying by the side of the road with gun shot wounds in his back and legs, he is being attended to as the ambulance arrives, a microphone is in shot throughout. MS The ambulance arrives and a stretcher is brought to him. MS The man who shot Meredith, Aubry James Norvell, being led across the road by the Sheriff and put into a car. MS Police searching for clues around area where shots came from. CU Two empty cartridge cases. MS Novell in the back of car with police around the car. Various shots, Meredith is placed on a stretcher, put into an ambulance and taken away.
Note: Date on original record: 07/06/1966.