Baer (Byron M.) Freedom Riders Collection

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Title:Baer (Byron M.) Freedom Riders Collection

This collection contains correspondence, notes, publicity flyers, scrapbook pages, newsclippings, and other materials concerning the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the 1961 Freedom Rides to Jackson, Mississippi. Most of the materials relate to Byron M. Baer’s experience as a Freedom Rider and his resulting imprisonment in the Mississippi State Penitentiary (Parchman Farm). Of particular interest are originals and photocopies of correspondence sent by Baer and other Freedom Riders during their imprisonment and photocopies of daily notes written by Baer on tissue during his time at Parchman.

Types:letters (correspondence) | flyers | notes | scrapbooks | news clippings | Text
Subjects:Baer, Byron M., 1929-2007 | Freedom Rides, 1961 | United States, Mississippi, 32.75041, -89.75036
Institution:Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Contributors:Mississippi. Department of Archives and History
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Baer (Byron M.) Freedom Riders Collection Z/2309.000, Mississippi Department of Archives and History

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