Petway, Matthew, 1915-1972


Born in Camden, Alabama in 1915, Matthew Petway was a AME Zion minister in Montgomery, Alabama when he was arrested for his participation in the Freedom Rides during the summer of 1961. Petway, along with two of his children and Cecil A. Thomas, participated in a Freedom Ride from Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi where the group was arrested in the Jackson airport on July 24, 1961.

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