The South: Riding On

Like sponges soaking up water, the jails of Mississippi continue to absorb Freedom Riders. Arriving in two waves last week, another 23 bus riders were met by police at Jackson terminals, quietly arrested for breach of the peace and politely popped into jail. Their arrest brought the total so far to 164, all of whom have been convicted, except for one who was dismissed as a juvenile. Four of the 163 paid fines of $200 and were released, another 55 are free on $500 bond. Four others are in Jackson City jail, 20 are in Hinds county jail, 80...

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