Smith, Jerome H.
Twenty-two year old CORE activist, former Southern University student, and longshoreman, Smith rode by Greyhound from Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi on May 24, 1961 as part of a Freedom Ride. He was arrested the following day in Jackson. He also rode a Greyhound from New Orleans, Louisiana to McComb, Mississippi on November 29, 1961. He may sometimes be misidentified as Jerome M. in Mississippi Sovereignty Commission records.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Freedom Riders' 40th Anniversary Oral History Project, 2001 (University of Mississippi Libraries)
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)