JFK Assassination, 1963
On November 22, 1963, Jim Marshall was working and living in New York City. When the news broke that John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Marshall was in the Time Life Building. Upon hearing this devastating news, he grabbed his cameras and went into the streets to capture the shock and awe reflected in the faces of the people in the streets.
Jim Marshall was in Mississippi working on a photographic story about the Voting Rights Act of 1964, which was later published as a Ramparts magazine special edition entitled "Mississippi Eye Witness." The story documented the racism and segregation prevalent in the South and highlighted the murder of three civil rights workers -- James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner -- by the Klu Klux Klan on June 21, 1964, during Freedom Summer.
Baez Sisters, 1968
The poster at right was created from Jim Marshall’s original photograph of the Baez Sisters Joan, Pauline, and Mimi (taken in their living room in 1968) for a Vietnam War anti-draft campaign. Its message, “girls say yes to boys who say no," was intended to challenge the idea that draft resistance or draft dodging was unmanly. The poster was ranked No. 5 of the 10 most iconic political posters of the 20th century. (Complex magazine, November 5, 2012).
Stop the Draft Week, Oakland, California, 1967
This photograph was taken in October 1967, during Stop the Draft Week, a time of civil disobedience throughout the Bay Area and the country. In Oakland, California, the protest began at the Oakland Army Induction Center on Clay Street. Thousands of protestors took to the streets, with many arrested, including singer and peace activist and close friend of Jim Marshall, Joan Baez.
Grateful Dead, March 3, 1968
The Grateful Dead --one of the five original psychedelic San Francisco rock bands -- made the Haight–Ashbury its legendary home. This photo is of the band's last free concert, after which the members packed up and left San Francisco, marking the end of era and the end of the Haight–Ashbury as the center of hippie culture.
Bob Dylan, 1963
“[This was] taken one Sunday morning when Dylan, his girlfriend Suze Rotolo, Dave Van Ronk, and Terri Van Ronk, all were going to breakfast in New York’s Greenwich Village. Just two frames were shot -- no Big Deal -- but I feel it shows Bob was still a kid in 1963…. He was one of the most brilliant songwriters of out time.” -- Jim Marshall, NOT FADE AWAY, 1997
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, 1968
Through the 1950s and 1960s, Glen Sherley was in and out of prison. He became a country singer–songwriter after his song Greystone Chapel was made famous by Johnny Cash in 1968. Sherley wrote the song while in prison, and it was performed by Cash at his 1968 Folsom Prison appearance and released in the live album At Folsom Prison. Sherley, in the front row for Cash's performance, was unaware that his song was to be played. As Cash credited Glen Sherley for the song, he bent down to shake Sherley's hand.
Richie Havens at Woodstock, 1969
Richie Havens, the first performer at Woodstock on August 15, 1969, captivated the audience for three hours. He had been asked to keep playing because the performers who were to follow him were delayed by an enormous traffic jam. That performance catapulted his career.
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