On 21st June, 1964, Ted Williams photographed the 'Illinois Rally for Civil Rights' at Soldier Field in Chicago which featured principle speakers Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., President and Founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, President of the University of Notre Dame.
The rally took place the same day of the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Forty-one years after the murders took place, one perpetrator, Edgar Ray Killen, was charged by the state of Mississippi for his part in the crimes. He was convicted of three counts of manslaughter in 2005 and is serving a 60 year sentence. On June 20, 2016, federal and state authorities officially closed the case and dispensed with the possibility of further prosecution.
These iconic photographs taken at a pivotal time during the civil rights movement are available to purchase by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org