Medgar Evers speaks at a voter registration rally at Turner’s Chapel AME Church in Greenwood, Miss., March 1963. Less than three months after this photo was taken, Evers was assassinated. It is believed to be the only New York Times staff photo of him. Claude Sitton, the renowned New York Times correspondent, shot photos and took meticulous notes, exposing the racial violence in 1963 with his pen and with his lens.
Medgar Evers speaks at a voter registration rally at Turner’s Chapel AME Church in Greenwood, Miss., March 1963. Less than three months after this photo was taken, Evers was assassinated. It is believed to be the only New York Times staff photo of him. Claude Sitton, the renowned New York Times correspondent, shot photos and took meticulous notes, exposing the racial violence in 1963 with his pen and with his lens. CLAUDE SITTON NYT
Medgar Evers speaks at a voter registration rally at Turner’s Chapel AME Church in Greenwood, Miss., March 1963. Less than three months after this photo was taken, Evers was assassinated. It is believed to be the only New York Times staff photo of him. Claude Sitton, the renowned New York Times correspondent, shot photos and took meticulous notes, exposing the racial violence in 1963 with his pen and with his lens. CLAUDE SITTON NYT

Claude Sitton covered civil rights with paper, pen and camera

February 09, 2017 03:09 PM

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