Morris, John Burnett, 1930-
Born in New Brunswick, Georgia in 1930, John Burnett Morris was an Episcopal priest in Atlanta, Georgia and serving as secretary of the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity when he was arrested for his participation in the Prayer Pilgrimage Freedom Ride in 1961. As part of the pilgrimage, Morris, along with fourteen other Episcopal clergymen, traveled from New Orleans, Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi where he and the others were arrested in the Trailways terminal on 13 September 1961.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)