1961 arrest photo for Harlem CORE member Mary Hamilton as Freedom Rider

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Title

1961 arrest photo for Harlem CORE member Mary Hamilton as Freedom Rider

Subject

Harlem CORE members

Description

This is the 1961 arrest photo for Harlem CORE Mary Hamilton as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. At the time, she was 25 years old.

A Black woman, she would joke that she was 'light enough to pass' in her oral history interview when recounting a story of how her jailers originally placed her in the cells for White women.

She also participated in the Route 40 Freedom Rides.

Creator

Jackson, Mississippi Police Department

Source

Eric Etheridge, 'Breach Of Peace'.

Publisher

Atlas and Co.

Date

1961

Rights

public domain

Format

image, .jpg

Type

.jpg

Coverage

Jackson, Mississippi, 1961

Files

Citation

Jackson, Mississippi Police Department, "1961 arrest photo for Harlem CORE member Mary Hamilton as Freedom Rider," in Harlem CORE, Item #154, http://harlemcore.com/omeka/items/show/154 (accessed July 28, 2014).