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Members of the "Tallahassee Ten" at the Greyhound bus station.
, M87- 27, Box 9
In June 1961 Interfaith Freedom Riders challenged segregated interstate buses by traveling from Washington, D.C. to Tallahassee, Florida. After successfully completing the Freedom Ride they had planned to fly home but first decided to test whether or not the group would be served in the segregated airport restaurant. As a result 10 Freedom Riders, later known as the Tallahassee Ten, were arrested for unlawful assembly. They were released on bond following their conviction and sentence later that same month which was followed by about 3 years of legal appeals. The 10 original riders later returned to Tallahassee to serve brief jail terms in August 1964 and were released after serving 4 days of their 60-day sentences.
Facing the camera (L-R): ?, ?, ?, Dr. Robert McAfee Brown from Stanford, California; Reverend Ralph Lord Roy; Reverend Arthur McArven Warner of New York City; and Reverend Arthur L. Hardge from New Britain, Connecticut.
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Members of the "Tallahassee Ten" at the Greyhound bus station. 1961. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/267324>, accessed 30 January 2023.
Members of the "Tallahassee Ten" at the Greyhound bus station. 1961. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/267324>