Teenage Girl Arrested for Protesting Segregation, Mississippi, 1961

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland might seem like an unlikely civil rights hero: a white teenage girl with a conservative upbringing in Arlington, Virginia, during the Jim Crow era of segregation. But by the time she was 19 years old, she had participated in over three dozen sit-ins and protests in the South against the treatment ofContinue reading “Teenage Girl Arrested for Protesting Segregation, Mississippi, 1961”

Mugshots of Civil Rights Activist Freedom Riders in Jackson, Mississippi During the Summer of 1961

Extraordinary courage stepped up to bigotry in America during the summer of 1961. The acts of bravery came not from soldiers in battle or politicians taking a stand. No, in this case, the valor came from everyday Americans – civilians concerned about the state of their country. Eventually, there would be hundreds of them, actingContinue reading “Mugshots of Civil Rights Activist Freedom Riders in Jackson, Mississippi During the Summer of 1961”