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Catalog Number 1121-100_0972
Title James M. Floyd Death: Body Outline in Front of NAACP Office
Collection 1121-100, W. W. Law Photograph Collection
Description Items 1121-100_0972.01 through 1121-100_0972.03 are a series of black and white photographs of the exterior of offices of the Savannah Branch NAACP. Above the door reads a permanent sign "Through This Door Pass the World's Best Freedom Fighters NAACP." Paper signs taped to the door read "Youth, Youth Summer Jobs Applications Can Be Obtained Here!!" and "Closed on Account of Death." On the sidewalk in front of the door appears an outline of a body in white. The sign on the window adjacent to the door reads "Harden Brothers Shoe Repairs."
Items 1121-100_0972.03 is of W. W. Law and and unidentified man viewing the white chalk outline after the death of James M. Floyd in from of the office of the Savannah Branch NAACP.

NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
Date 1970/05/
Object Name Print, Photographic
Notes This photograph was stapled to Items #1121-100_0973 and 0974 and appear to be from the same event.

James M. Floyd, 57, was shot in the Savannah NAACP Branch office on May 15, 1970 and died on the sidewalk outside the front door.
Source W. W. Law Foundation
Credit line Courtesy of City of Savannah, Research Library & Municipal Archives
Copyright Copyright has not been assigned to the City of Savannah. All requests for permission to publish or quote from the collections must be submitted in writing to the Research Library & Municipal Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the City of Savannah as owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
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