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Burks, Catherine

Biography:

Twenty-one year old Tennessee State University student, Catherine Burks was first arrested for her involvement in a May 17 through May 21 Freedom Ride from Nashville, Tennessee to Montgomery, Alabama. Burks was arrested a second time on May 28, 1961 after she rode a Greyhound bus from Nashville, Tennessee, via Memphis, Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi as part of another Freedom Ride.

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