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Freed ministers return to restaurant in Tallahassee.
Shelf number: 07823.
Clockwise from left: unidentified; Reverend John W. Collier of Newark, New Jersey; Rabbi Martin Freedman from Paterson, New Jersey; unidentified; Reverend Arthur Warner of New York City; Reverend C.K. Steele; Reverend Robert J. Stone from New York City (standing); Reverend Petty D. McKinney of Nyack, New York (seated); Dr. Robert McAfee Brown from Stanford, California (standing); Reverend Arthur L Hardge from New Britain, Connecticut; Rabbi Israel Dresner from Springfield, New Jersey; unidentified; Reverend Wayne Hartmire Jr., from Culver City, California; and unidentified.
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.
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Freed ministers return to restaurant in Tallahassee. 1964-08-07. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/28293>, accessed 25 September 2022.
Freed ministers return to restaurant in Tallahassee. 1964-08-07. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/28293>