This photo was taken by Black photographer Francis Hamlin Mitchell (Mitch) prior to the March from Selma to Montgomery. Mitch was a World War II veteran and Ebony Magazine photographer before joining the SNCC photography project in 1964-65. Among the participants are Stokely Carmichael, standing; Ivanhoe Donaldson, seated on his right; Cleveland Sellers, laying in the middle of the floor with his head resting on a colleague's lap; Wendy Vaughs, her head resting on her hand. The photo displays the ambiance of SNCC meetings--the late hours and fatigue, the closeness, the commitment and gravitas, the seriousness and the beauty of the people, men and women, Black and white.
Source:Elaine DeLott Baker Papers, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.
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