Aelony, Zev, 1938-
White CORE worker arrested along with Ralph Allen, John Perdew, and Donald Harris ("Americus Four") and charged with "seditious conspiracy" (inciting insurrection), a capital crime, in Americus, Georgia and held without bail for three months. The four were released 1 November, 1963 by a three-judge federal panel, who found the charge unconstitutional. A Minnesota native, Aelony was also arrested as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi in 1961. He took part in the 1963 "Moore Memorial Trek," an attempt to carry out the Freedom Walk begun by William L. Moore, a white 35-year old Baltimore mail carrier.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive (University of Southern Mississippi Libraries)
- Freedom Riders' 40th Anniversary Oral History Project, 2001 (University of Mississippi Libraries)
- Individuals Active in Civil Disturbances, volume 2 (Alabama Department of Archives and History)
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)