Young, Merrill Orne, 1930-2009
Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1930, Merrill Orne Young was an Episcopal priest at Harvard University Divinity School in Boston, Massachusetts when he was arrested for his participation in the Prayer Pilgrimage Freedom Ride in 1961. As part of the pilgrimage, Young, along with fourteen other Episcopal clergymen, traveled from New Orleans, Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi where he and the others were arrested in the Trailways terminal on 13 September 1961. He died February 8, 2009.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)