Freedom Riders Vow Hunger Strike In Jail

freedom-riders-hunger-strike-watermark-1This May 27, 1961 edition of the Detroit Times has a bold headline that reads “FREEDOM RIDERS VOW HUNGER STRIKE IN JAIL” Sub title reads “27 Refuse to Pay $200 Fines, Start Mississippi Sentences.”

Famed attorney and civil rights activist Wiley Branton and Ralph Abernathy are mentioned.