Russ, Leon, 1938-
Born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1938, Leon Russ, Jr. was unemployed and living in Los Angeles, California when he was arrested for his participation in the Freedom Rides during the summer of 1961. As part of the Freedom Ride, Russ, along with nearly a dozen others, rode a Greyhound bus from New Orleans, Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi where he was arrested on July 15, 1961.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)