Thompson, Shirley, 1942-1999
Shirley Thompson was an eighteen year old student at Carver High School in New Orleans, Louisiana when she was arrested in Jackson, Mississippi for her participation in a Freedom Ride. As part of the Freedom Ride, Thompson and six others took a bus from New Orleans to Jackson, Mississippi where they were arrested at the Trailways terminal on 6 June 1961.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)