Barough, Albert, 1940-1961


Born in New York City in 1940, Albert Barough was a student at the University of California, Los Angeles when he was arrested for his participation in the Freedom Rides during the summer of 1961. As part of the Freedom Ride, Barough, along with fourteen others, rode an Illinois Central train from New Orleans, Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi where he was arrested on 30 July 1961. Shortly after his arrest, Barough was killed when the TWA plane he was riding in crashed near Chicago, Illinois.

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