Powell, Michael Harry, 1940-
Born in Sacramento, California in 1940, Michael Harry Powell was a student at San Jose State College in San Jose, California when he was arrested for his participation in the Freedom Rides during the summer of 1961. He was arrested at the Illinois Central Railway Depot in Jackson, Mississippi on July 23, 1961 for attempting to integrate the "colored" waiting room.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)