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PRJM Exhibition: May 1970: The Gibbs-Green Tragedy at Jackson State College

September 27, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Paul R. Jones Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs, May 1970: The Gibbs-Green Tragedy at Jackson State College, from August 4 to September 29, 2023. There will be a reception on Friday, September 1, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., during downtown Tuscaloosa’s First Friday Art Walk.

May 1970: The Gibbs-Green Tragedy at Jackson State College is a documentary exhibition of photographs taken by civil rights activist Doris Derby in the days and weeks immediately following the killing of Phillip Gibbs and James Earl Green during police shootings on Jackson State campus on the night of May 14, 1970. The exhibition is organized and sponsored by the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. Read more about the exhibition here.

Image credit: Doris A. Derby, Student Hearings at Jackson State College: Constance Slaughter, 1970. Used with permission.