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 Randy Bias. Bias is featured from the waist up. His proper left side faces the camera and he is leaning back on his arms. His head is turned towards the camera as well. He wears a collared shirt, jacket, and glasses. On the back of the photograph are handwritten inscriptions identifying the subject, date, and photographer.