Monday, July 25, 2011

Remembering the Freedom Riders

Mug shots of Freedom Riders arrested on May 24, 1961, in Jackson, Mississippi, after arriving from Montgomery, Alabama. They were arrested after going into a whites-only waiting room and refusing to move on when asked to do so by police.

1 comment:

Yvette Porter Moore said...

I had the pleasure of The Singleton's, who were former Freedom Riders Visit our home to see my Uncle Henry Hodge, who trained the second group of Freedom Riders from Los Angeles to Mississippi. I had the chance to see the actual video footage that had not been seen for over 50 years. Thank you for sharing.