Kerr, Margaret Ann, 1934-
Margaret Ann Kerr was a twenty-six year old student at University of California, Berkeley when she was arrested for her participation in the Freedom Rides. As part of the Freedom Ride, Kerr rode on the Illinois Central Railroad from New Orleans, Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi where she was arrested with nearly a dozen others on 20 June 1961. Three years later Kerr returned to Mississippi as a volunteer with COFO's Mississippi Freedom Project.
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 Margaret Ann Kerr that accompanied her application form to participate in the Council of Federated Organization's Mississippi Summer Project, Jackson, Mississippi, 1964 (Black-and-white photographs)
- Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission photograph of Margaret Burr Leonard following her arrest for her participation in the Freedom Rides, Jackson, Mississippi, 1961 June 21 (Black-and-white photographs)