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Archive for November 2008

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 […]

21 Months

This is the fourth in a series of posts by Freedom Riders in response to Barack Obama’s victory (see the other entries here.) Helen Singleton was a student at Santa Monica City College when she joined the Freedom Rides, along with her husband, Robert. They were arrested July 30, 1961, at the train station in […]

Miscegenation!

This is the third in a series of posts by Freedom Riders in response to Barack Obama’s victory (see the other entries here.) Margaret Leonard grew up in Macon and Atlanta, GA, and was a sophomore at Tulane University when she joined the Freedom Rides. She was arrested June 21, 1961, at the Trailways bus […]

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