Peterson, Lestra Alene
Lestra Alene Peterson was a twenty-three 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 Peterson 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.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)