Martha Olson graduated from Northwestern University with her B.A. in Art in 1969, and within a year, she was working more than 800 miles away as the girls’ physical education teacher at Marion High School in Columbia, Mississippi. It was the first year of integration in Mississippi public schools. During that time, Olson photographed local students, their relatives, and other residents of Marion County, which she later compiled into a series entitled, "Marion County Mississippi: 1970-1971."
A black and white photograph of Willie Sartin. Sartin is featured standing behind a dog and smiling. A house is partially visible behind them. An unidentified person is partially visible on the right side of the image. On the back of the photograph is a handwritten inscription reading [identified as Willie Sartin / 9brother of Norma Pearl Sartin) / 1970].