Van Roland, Thomas
Thomas Van Roland was a twenty-four year old chemist in Berkeley, California when he was arrested for his participation in the Freedom Rides. As part of the Freedom Ride Van Roland 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)