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Water wagons  // The Martha Alice Stewart: Time on Parchman Farm 1930s Collection focuses on life inside Mississippi’s most notorious prison.

Water wagons // The Martha Alice Stewart: Time on Parchman Farm 1930s Collection focuses on life inside Mississippi’s most notorious prison.

Henry W. Coe State Park in CA along the hwy 152 entrance

Henry W. Coe State Park in CA along the hwy 152 entrance

Musician Leadbelly with prison officials, Texas, 1915.

Musician Leadbelly with prison officials, Texas, 1915.

"Enola Gay, after returning from atomic bomb run"  :: Grover H. Catt Collection  Mississippi native Grover Catt was assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing of the United States Air Force during World War II.  This was the unit formed to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

"Enola Gay, after returning from atomic bomb run" :: Grover H. Catt Collection Mississippi native Grover Catt was assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing of the United States Air Force during World War II. This was the unit formed to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

Cleaning hogs  // The Martha Alice Stewart: Time on Parchman Farm 1930s Collection focuses on life inside Mississippi’s most notorious prison.

Cleaning hogs // The Martha Alice Stewart: Time on Parchman Farm 1930s Collection focuses on life inside Mississippi’s most notorious prison.

Bob Adelman, the photographer who captured this image, described the scene at Kelly Ingram Park (Birmingham, Alabama): “The police and firemen used a brute show of force to try to stop the ongoing demonstrations. It didn’t work on this day. Rather than fleeing, the protesters hung on to each other and were able to stand up to the full fury of the water, though not without casualties. I have never witnessed such cruelty. There was almost as much moisture behind the lens as in front.”

Bob Adelman, the photographer who captured this image, described the scene at Kelly Ingram Park (Birmingham, Alabama): “The police and firemen used a brute show of force to try to stop the ongoing demonstrations. It didn’t work on this day. Rather than fleeing, the protesters hung on to each other and were able to stand up to the full fury of the water, though not without casualties. I have never witnessed such cruelty. There was almost as much moisture behind the lens as in front.”

Crowd and military: Sidna Brower Mitchell Photographs and Scrapbook // Sidna Brower served as editor of the The Mississippian, the University of Mississippi's student newspaper, during the 1962 integration of the university. She wrote an editorial titled "Violence will not help" in response to the riots that were erupting on campus. The editorial earned Brower a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize, and attracted both praise and criticism from across the South and the United States.

Crowd and military: Sidna Brower Mitchell Photographs and Scrapbook // Sidna Brower served as editor of the The Mississippian, the University of Mississippi's student newspaper, during the 1962 integration of the university. She wrote an editorial titled "Violence will not help" in response to the riots that were erupting on campus. The editorial earned Brower a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize, and attracted both praise and criticism from across the South and the United States.

Sidna Brower at a desk: Sidna Brower Mitchell Photographs and Scrapbook // Sidna Brower served as editor of the The Mississippian, the University of Mississippi's student newspaper, during the 1962 integration of the university. She wrote an editorial titled "Violence will not help" in response to the riots that were erupting on campus. The editorial earned Brower a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize, and attracted both praise and criticism from across the South and the United States.

Sidna Brower at a desk: Sidna Brower Mitchell Photographs and Scrapbook // Sidna Brower served as editor of the The Mississippian, the University of Mississippi's student newspaper, during the 1962 integration of the university. She wrote an editorial titled "Violence will not help" in response to the riots that were erupting on campus. The editorial earned Brower a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize, and attracted both praise and criticism from across the South and the United States.

Unidentified Portrait from the Sara Jane Ball Collection.  Vicksburg, MS, undated.

Unidentified Portrait from the Sara Jane Ball Collection. Vicksburg, MS, undated.

Combining corn  // The Martha Alice Stewart: Time on Parchman Farm 1930s Collection focuses on life inside Mississippi’s most notorious prison.

Combining corn // The Martha Alice Stewart: Time on Parchman Farm 1930s Collection focuses on life inside Mississippi’s most notorious prison.

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