Coffin, William Sloane
William Sloane Coffin was chaplain at Yale University in 1961 when he led a group of professors and one law student to Atlanta where the group joined with Charles Jones and Clyde Carter in a freedom ride to Montgomery on May 24, 1961. The group was arrested the next day before leaving the city for trying to integrate the bus station lunch counter.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)
- Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission photograph of John Maguire, Charles Jones, Dave [sic] Smith, William Coffin and Gaylord Noyce sitting at a table during a meeting at an unknown location, 1960s (Black-and-white photographs)
- Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission photograph of John P. [sic] Moody following his arrest for his participation in the Freedom Rides, Jackson, Mississippi, 1961 May 25 (Black-and-white photographs)