Murder in Mississippi (Southern Justice) Postcard

Murder in Mississippi (Southern Justice) Postcard

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Norman Rockwell, Murder in Mississippi illustration for "Southern Justice" LOOK Magazine, June 29, 1965.

Standard size postcard measures 4" inches by 6" printed on heavy weight card stock.

LOOK's publication of Norman Rockwell's first civil rights subject The Problem We All Live With, drew letters of both praise and criticism. Rockwell had reached a turning point in his career and welcomed assignments that explored subjects The Saturday Evening Post would never have considered.

Rockwell painted Murder in Mississippi for an article examining the 1964 murders of civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman.

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  1. Powerhouse image Review by Jay North

    I thought Rockwell the artist only spoke for middle class white America, an Eisenhower Republican who gave a reassuring image of self-satisfied decency to the conservative tastes of those far removed from the tumult of those who have fought for necessary change. This is a powerful and memorable image, fashioned after the famous 1963 Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of June 4 (1962) “Aid From The Padre,” showing Navy chaplain Luis Padilla giving the last rites to a soldier wounded by sniper fire during a revolt in Venezuela. (Posted on 2/8/2018)

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Murder in Mississippi (Southern Justice) Postcard
Norman Rockwell, Murder in Mississippi illustration for "Southern Justice" LOOK Magazine, June 29, 1965.

Standard size postcard measures 4" inches by 6" printed on heavy weight card stock.

LOOK's publication of Norman Rockwell's first civil rights subject The Problem We All Live With, drew letters of both praise and criticism. Rockwell had reached a turning point in his career and welcomed assignments that explored subjects The Saturday Evening Post would never have considered.

Rockwell painted Murder in Mississippi for an article examining the 1964 murders of civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman.

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