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Portrait of Mississippi NAACP branch president Gus Courts sits in a... News Photo1950-1959,Archival,Bandage,Belt,Black And White,Branch,Hair Loss,Human Rights,Indoors,Justice - Concept,Law,Necktie,North America,One Person,People,Photograph,Physical Injury,President,Racism,Sitting,Social Issues,Sweater,TIMEINCOWN,USA,Vertical,Waist UpPhotographer Collection: The LIFE Picture Collection Time & Life PicturesPortrait of Mississippi NAACP branch president Gus Courts sits in a chair as he shows his wounded arm to Citizens Council members, Belzoni, Mississippi, 1956. Courts, a grocery store owner, was shot by Civil Rights opponents when he refused to remove his name from the local voter registration list. (Photo by Ed Clark/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)