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Archival Fashions

The Rebel Army

Life magazine has just released its photo archive to the web — about 10 million images, most of which have never been published — on a site hosted by Google. I quickly searched for photographs from the Freedom Rides, and found several images that are new to me. The one above was shot by Joseph […]

What They Wore

When the first groups of Freedom Riders were transferred from Jackson jails to Parchman, the state prison in the Delta, the male Riders were made to strip and stand naked for a long time while the guards gawked at them. Once they had been taken to their maximum security cells, they were issued their prison […]