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Reagon, Meryle Joy

Biography:

Meryle Joy Reagon was a nineteen year old student at Tennessee State University when she was arrested in Jackson, Mississippi for her participation in a Freedom Ride. As part of the Freedom Ride, Reagon took a bus from Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi where she was arrested, along with thirteen others, at the Trailways terminal on 2 June 1961. Reagon was the sister of civil rights activist, Cordell Hull Reagon and later went on to marry fellow Freedom Rider Fred Leonard.

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