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Archive for July 2008

High Road to Freedom: My Pictures At An Exhibition

Sixteen portraits from Breach of Peace have been included in the exhibition Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement 1956-1968 at the High Museum in Atlanta. The ambitious show includes a number of well-known images by well-known photographers, including Danny Lyon, Larry Fink, Builder Levy, Doris Derby, Bruce Davidson, James Karales, Ernest Withers […]

Keeping Score

During the Freedom Rides, Jackson’s afternoon paper, the Daily News, regularly ran a box score showing the total number of Riders who had been arrested, bailed out, transferred to Parchman, and so on. The instance above is from the July 3, 1961, edition.

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 […]

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