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Gleason, Richard LeRoy

Biography:

Richard LeRoy Gleason was a twenty-four year old minister with the Bible Witness Mission in Chicago, Illinois when he was arrested in Jackson, Mississippi for his participation in a Freedom Ride. As part of the Freedom Ride, Gleason took a bus from Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi where he was arrested, along with thirteen others, at the Trailways terminal on 2 June 1961.

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