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 color photograph of a man identified as Fletcher. He is standing at the center of the image and is wearing a stripped button-down shirt, khaki pants, and rubber boots. On the back of the photograph are handwritten inscriptions identifying the subject, date, and photographer.