Simms, Obadiah Lee, 1939-1999
Obadiah Lee Simms was a twenty-one year old student at Virginia Union University when he was arrested in Jackson, Mississippi for his participation in a Freedom Ride. As part of the Freedom Ride Simms and five others took a Trailways bus from Nashville, Tennessee, via Memphis, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi where they were arrested on 7 June 1961.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)