Thomas, Cecil A., 1917-1969


Born in Frankfort, Ohio in 1917, Cecil A. Thomas was working as a YMCA secretary in Berkeley, California when he was arrested for his participation in the Freedom Rides during the summer of 1961. Thomas, along Matthew Petway and his two children, participated in a Freedom Ride from Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi where the group was arrested in the Jackson airport on July 24, 1961.

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