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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 […]

‘A Minor White Girl . . . Negro Bucks and White Hoodlums’

Parents of the several Freedom Riders incarcerated in the Jackson jails and Parchman, the state prison, routinely got in touch with officials in order to get various items to their children or simply to make sure their children were OK. The mother of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland (above) wrote to the warden at Parchman, Fred Jones, […]