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.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Freedom Riders' 40th Anniversary Oral History Project, 2001 (John Davis Williams Library (University of Mississippi))
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)