Robert Earl Filner was a Freedom Rider who traveled by Greyhound from Nashville, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi on June 16, 1961. "Representative from California; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., September 4, 1942; B.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1963; M.A., University of Delaware, Newark, Del., 1969; Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1973; faculty, San Diego State University, San Diego, Calif., 1970-1992; staff, United States Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota, 1975; staff, United States Representative Donald M. Fraser of Minnesota, 1976; member, San Diego, Calif., school board, 1979-1983, president, 1982; staff, United States Representative Jim Bates of California, 1984; member of the San Diego, Calif., city council, 1987-1992; deputy mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1990; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-present); chair, Committee on Veterans' Affairs (One Hundred Tenth Congress)."--Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Freedom Riders' 40th Anniversary Oral History Project, 2001 (John Davis Williams Library (University of Mississippi))
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)