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DavoTB t1_jdmzneq wrote

Attributed to photographer Danny Lyon, this photo was taken after a concert Dylan performed with Pete Seeger and Theo Bikel. According to the SNCC press release, it was the first integrated event in the area.

The song Dylan is playing here was called, “Only A Pawn In Their Game,” about the death of Medgar Evers. It was written in June of 1963, recorded in August and released in January of 1964.

Behind Dylan are activist Mendel “Mendy” Samstein, speaking to Wiilie Blue, who served as field secretary for SNCC. With her back turned and listening is Bernice Reagon, a member of The Freedom Singers, and later member of the group Sweet Honey In The Rock. She has had an extensive career which included work for the Smithsonian and a long tenure as History professor at American University in Washington, DC.

Willie Blue, a Navy Veteran, later became an ordained Reverend. He passed away December 28, 2022, at his home in Hernando, MS., aged 83.