Before they died I was lucky to photograph these two southern icons: one who paid homage to the heart of white southern provincialism, the other to civil rights when doing so meant putting your life on the line.
They were an unlikely pair and had never met before I brought them together but they instantly recognized a soul mate when they saw one and bonded immediately.
Lewis Grizzard showed up first and was ready to leave when Hosea Williams finally pulled up in his Cadillac, arriving late and coming from the wrong direction. I rented an old truck as a prop and they filled the back, although Hosea got the biggest share.
Perfectly dressed for their parts: Lewis sans socks and Hosea in bib overalls, they dropped their swagger for a snapshot and it was over, both going their separate ways to spout their wisdom in opposite directions.