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Mississippi Freedom 50th

Freedom Riders Return to Parchman

On May 25, 2011, as part of a week-long commemoration in Mississippi of the 1961 Freedom Rides, many of the Riders who had been incarcerated in Parchman that summer returned to the prison and toured Unit 17, the maximum security building where they had been locked up. David Fankhauser In 1961 Unit 17 was also […]

Buses Are A-Coming!
The Freedom Riders Return to Jackson

“Buses Are A-Coming” is a Freedom Song created like so many others: composed in the heat of moment — in this instance in a Jackson, Mississippi, jail cell. Freedom Rider Bernard LaFayette Jr., who rode on the first bus into Jackson, describes its genesis in Stanley Nelson’s forthcoming PBS documentary on the Rides: We made […]