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|Creator:||Montgomery County (Ala.). Sheriff's Dept.|
|Title:||Ralph David Abernathy|
|Date:||1961 May 25|
Mug shot of Ralph Abernathy taken after his arrest on May 25, 1961. On May 24, a group of seven Freedom Riders traveled from Atlanta to Montgomery. The next day, before boarding the bus to Jackson, Mississippi, the seven riders and three local leaders were arrested when they requested service at the bus station lunch counter that had been desegregated the day before. Abernathy's arrest number is 11939. The site also has a mug shot of Abernathy from his 1956 arrest in Montgomery during the bus boycott.
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|Subjects:||Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Montgomery | Civil rights movements--Alabama--Montgomery | Segregation in transportation--Alabama--Montgomery | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Montgomery | Freedom Rides, 1961 | African American clergy--Alabama--Montgomery | United States, Alabama, Montgomeryi, 32.366805, -86.299969 | United States, Alabama, Montgomery County, 32.2202579, -86.2076143|
|Collection:||Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement|
|Contributors:||Courtroom Television Network | Smoking Gun Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement Collection|
Forms part of the Smoking Gun Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement Web site.
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://www.thesmokinggun.com/node/7125?page=94|