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silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 6 x 8 5/8 in. (15.2 x 21.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 7 x 9 in. (17.8 x 22.9 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Canton, Madison County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Captured during the March Against Fear in Canton, Mississippi, this black-and-white photograph depicts marchers who are trying to escape from their tents that have just been attacked with tear gas by Mississippi state troopers. The marchers are depicted mostly crawling on the ground beneath large clouds of tear gas. A few are standing or running. Multiple tent structures are visible amidst the clouds. In the foreground of the photograph, a line of troopers with helmets, gas masks, billy clubs, and rifles stand facing the fleeing marchers. At the far right, one of the troopers breaks the line and advances towards the marchers. A yellow paper with a typed description of the event is attached to the bottom of the photograph.