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Thornell's Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of James Meredith

Jack Randolph Thornell (born August 29, 1939) is an American photographer. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his photo of James Meredith after the activist was attacked and wounded by a sniper during his June 1966 March Against Fear in Mississippi.[1]


Thornell was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He served in the Army Signal Corps. He worked as a photographer for the Jackson Daily News (1960–1964), and for decades for the Associated Press.[2]

He married Carolyn Wilson in 1964; they had children Candice and Jay Randolph.[2]


  • 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Photography[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Photography". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-13.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Who's who of Pulitzer Prize winners. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1999. ISBN 978-1-57356-111-2. 

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