Lawrence Triss, Jr. was a twenty-eight year old student at University of California, Berkeley when he was arrested for his participation in the Freedom Rides. As part of the Freedom Ride Triss rode on the Illinois Central Railroad from New Orleans, Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi where he was arrested with nearly a dozen others on 20 June 1961.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)
- Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission photograph of Lee Makamson, Steve Cannon and Lana Cannon (left to right) carrying protest signs and walking on a sidewalk during a demonstration led by Millsaps College students following the police shooting of Benjamin Brown, 1967 May (Black-and-white photographs)