Jack R. Thornell

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's Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of James Meredith


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]



  1. ^ a b "Photography". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-13.
  2. ^ a b Elizabeth A. Brennan; Elizabeth C. Clarage, eds. (1999). Who's who of Pulitzer Prize winners. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-57356-111-2.

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