Over four hundred individuals participated in the Freedom Rides. View a list of their names and other biographical information below. Choose to see the list of riders as a Sortable List and click on the column headers to sort by that category (i.e. Name) or choose to see a list that is Grouped by Ride.

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 Roster of Freedom Riders

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Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi (Airport)

June 8, 1961

NameResidenceAgeSexRaceOccupation
Lane, MarkNew York, NY34MWNew York state legislator
Sutton, PercySpringfield Gardens, NY40MBAttorney, New York NAACP branch president

New Orleans, Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi (Illinois Central RR)

June 8, 1961

NameResidenceAgeSexRaceOccupation
Britt, Travis O.Brooklyn, NY27MBCafeteria worker of Women, Am. Association University
Carmichael, StokelyBronx, NY19MBStudent at Howard University
Greene, Gwendolyn T.Washington, DC19FBStudent at Howard University
Perlman, Teri SusanBronx, NY19FWStudent at City College of New York
Rosett, Jane EllenWashington, DC18FWProspective student at Reed College (Portland, OR)
Triggs, Jan LeightonNew Rochelle, NY19MBStudent at Howard University
Trumpauer, Joan HarrisWashington, DC19FWSecretary for Rep. Claire Engle of California
Wesby, RobertAurora, IL33MBBaptist Minister
Wilson, Helene DorothyWashington, DC26FWHousewife

Nashville, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi (Illinois Central RR)

June 9, 1961

NameResidenceAgeSexRaceOccupation
Beamer, Margaret WinonahDayton, OH19FWStudent at Central State College (Wilberforce, Ohio)
Bromberg, Edward J.Chestnut Hill, MA27MWStudent at Columbia University
Bryant, Patricia ElaineElmira, NY20FBStudent at Central State College (Wilberforce, Ohio)
Greenblatt, DelBrooklyn, NY21FWStudent at Cornell University
Rush, Heath CliffConcord, NH20MWStudent at Central State College (Wilberforce, Ohio)

Nashville, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi (Greyhound)

June 10, 1961

NameResidenceAgeSexRaceOccupation
Berman, LeoraChicago, IL18FWStudent
Green, Stephen JohnRye, NY21MWStudent at Middlebury College (Middlebury, Vermont)
Griswold, Richard P.Brooklyn, NY34MWSocial Worker
Horne, Leon DanielChicago, IL 24MBWaiter and student at William Junior College
Pleune, Katherine A.Chicago, IL21FWMimeograph Operator
Woods, Lowell A., Jr.Chicago, IL34MBPolice Reporter for Crusader News

Nashville, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi (greyhound)

June 11, 1961

NameResidenceAgeSexRaceOccupation
Aelony, ZevSt. Paul, MN23MWCORE activist
Baum, Robert M.Excelsior, MN19MWStudent at University of Minnesota
Davidov, Marvin AllenMinneapolis, MN29MWArt Dealer
Morton, David KerrJackson, WY21MWFolk singer, freelance writer
O'Connor, ClaireSt. Paul, MN22FWNurse and student at University of Minnesota
Thompson, Daniel RayCleveland, OH26MWStudent
Uphoff, Eugene JohnMinneapolis, MN19MWStudent at University of Minnesota

Interfaith Freedom Ride: Washington, DC to Tallahassee, Florida

June 13-16, 1961

NameResidenceAgeSexRaceOccupation
Alstork, C. DonaldSaratoga, NY41MBMinister
Brown, Robert McAfeeNew York, NY41MWMinister, theologian
Collier, John W. P.Newark, NJ46MBMinister
Dresner, Israel (Si)Springfield, NJ31MWRabbi
Evans, MalcolmBrooklyn, NY36MWMinister
Freedman, MartinPaterson, NJ34MWRabbi
Hardge, Arthur L.New Britain, CT34MBMinister
Hartmire, Wayne Clyde, Jr.New York, NY29MWMinister
Leake, GeorgeBuffalo, NY31MBMinister
Levine, AllanBradford, PA28MWRabbi
McKinney, PettySpringfield, MA40MBMinister
Plaut, WalterGreat Neck, NY41MWRabbi
Proctor, HenrySyracuse, NY53MBMinister
Roy, Ralph LordNew York, NY32MWMinister, writer
Smith, Perry A. IIIWashington, DC27MBMinister
Stone, RobertNew York, NY41MWMinister
Warner, A. McRaven (Mack)New York, NY41MWMinister
White, EdwardNew York, NY29MWMinister

Washington, DC to St. Petersburg, Florida

June 13-16, 1961

NameResidenceAgeSexRaceOccupation
Bobrow, JeraldPort Washington, NY32MWRabbi
Callender, HerbertBronx, NY27MBUnion official, United Auto Workers (UAW)
Diamond, RalphSouth Ozone, NY36MBUnion official, United Auto Workers (UAW)
Lebowitz, JoyceNew York, NY26FWEditor, Harvard University Press
Massaquoi, ShereeBrooklyn, NY27FBSculptor
Morton, EdwardAlbany, NY32MBMinister
Negen, GordonNew York, NY29MWPastor
O'Connor, JamesNew York, NY31MWEconomics instructor, Barnard College (New York City)
Randall, Francis B.New York, NY29MWHistory instructor, Columbia University
Randall, LauraNew York, NY25FWGraduate student in economics, Columbia University
Smith, LeslieAlbany, NY35MBMinister, AME Zion
Stern, Daniel N.New York, NY26MWDoctor
White, DupreeSouth Ozone, NY40MBUnion official, United Auto Workers (UAW)
Winston, BennyNew York, NY42MBUnion official, United Auto Workers (UAW)

Nashville, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi (Greyhound)

June 16, 1961

NameResidenceAgeSexRaceOccupation
Adler, Elizabeth S.Brooklyn, NY21FWStudent at University of Wisconsin, Madison
Filner, Robert EarlForest Hills, NY18MWStudent at Cornell University
Hirschfield, Elizabeth SladeIthaca, NY24FWLaboratory technician at Atomic Energy Com.
Kytle, Karen ElizabethStillwater, OK18FWStudent at Hills Business College (Oklahoma City)
Rice, Leon N.Chicago, IL24MBStudent at University of Chicago

Jackson, Mississippi (Greyhound Terminal)

June 19, 1961

NameResidenceAgeSexRaceOccupation
Levine, EugeneStillwater, OK34MWEnglish instructor, Oklahoma State University

New Orleans, Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi (Illinois Central RR)

June 20, 1961

NameResidenceAgeSexRaceOccupation
Carter, Rita J.Berkeley, CA18FBStudent at Oakland City College (Oakland, CA)
Kerr, Margaret AnnBerkeley, CA26FWStudent at University of California, Berkeley
Martinson, Robert MagnusBerkeley, CA34MWStudent at University of California, Berkeley
McConnell, Paul DuncanCastro Valley, CA27MWStudent at Alameda State College; former University of Mississippi student
Muntean, Frederick DeanSharon, PA22MWStudent at Youngstown University (Youngstown, OH)
Muse, Grant Harland, Jr.Berkeley, CA35MWPriest at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Peterson, Lestra AleneBerkeley, CA23FWStudent at Oakland City College
Pleune, Joan FrancesBerkeley, CA22FWStudent at University of California, Berkeley
Pratt, Joseph MarionDurham, NC19MWStudent at San Francisco State College
Siegel, Jorgia B. YvonneBerkeley, CA19FWStudent at University of California, Berkeley
Teale, Buren LewisAlbany, CA32MWMachinist
Triss, Lawrence, Jr.Berkeley, CA28MBStudent at University of California, Berkeley
Van Roland, ThomasBerkeley, CA24MWChemist

Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi (Trailways)

June 21, 1961

NameResidenceAgeSexRaceOccupation
Feingold, Miriam (Mimi)Brooklyn, NY20FWStudent at Swathmore College (Swathmore, PA)
Frieze, Judith AnnWaban, MA22FWStudent at Smith College (Northampton, MA)
Leonard, Margaret BurrAtlanta, GA19FWStudent at Sophie Newcomb College
Nash, Samuel TimothyChicago, IL24MBPart-time employee for U.S. Postal Service
Schwarzschild, HenryHighland Park, IL35MWReligious Official, Congregation Solen
Smith, Leon Felton, Jr.Cleveland, OH31MBAssistant Pastor, Holiness Church of God
Walker, Theresa EdwardsAtlanta, GA33FBHousewife
Walker, Wyatt TeeAtlanta, GA31MBExecutive Director, SCLC
White, Melvin LorenzoTalladega, AL19MBUnemployed

Jackson, Mississippi (Trailways Terminal)

June 23, 1961

NameResidenceAgeSexRaceOccupation
Armstrong, Thomas Madison IIISilver Creek, MS19MBStudent at Tougaloo College
Harrison, Mary MagdaleneSan Antonio, TX21FAStudent at Tougaloo College
Price, Elnora R.Raymond, MS26FBNo Occupation Given
Ross, Joseph LeeNashville, TN25MBStudent at Tennessee State University

New Orleans, Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi (Illinois Central RR)

June 25, 1961

NameResidenceAgeSexRaceOccupation
Blevins, George MarionLos Angeles, CA21MWStudent at Chouinard Institute (Los Angeles)
Bouknight, Gloria Leevare-DeeColumbia, SC20FBLegal Secretary
Brooks, Arthur, Jr.Los Angeles, CA22MBStudent at Los Angeles City College
Dolan, John LutherBerkeley, CA20MWStudent at University of California, Berkeley
Hamilton, Mary LucilleLos Angeles, CA25FBTeacher, Ascension Grammar School
Harris, Gordon LauRochester, NY23MWStudent at the University of Rochester
Inghram, Louise JeanLos Angeles, CA26FWHousewife
Johnson, FrankTucson, AZ21MBStudent at the University of Arizona
Kendall, Marian AliceSan Leandro, CA35FWSocial Worker
Libson, NormaPhiladelphia, PA27FWPayroll Clerk, Penn Wax Works
Liggins, Claude AlbertLos Angeles, CA20MBStudent at Los Angeles City College
Manning, Eddora MaeLos Angeles, CA19FBStudent at Los Angeles City College
Mason, Robert WilliamLos Angeles, CA17MBStudent at Freemont High School
Nelson, Frank ArthurBrooklyn, NY22MWCivil Engineer
Rogers, Janice LouiseLos Angeles, CA25FWSecretary and Model (Unemployed at the time)
Rogers, John CopelandLos Angeles, CA30MBBoxer
Rosenbaum, Marcia ArleneLos Angeles, CA23FWPainter
Taylor, Wayne LeslieLos Angeles, CA23MBNo Occupation Given
Toombs, Claire DrewSilver Springs, MD18FWSalesperson, women's sports store

Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi (Trailways)

July 2, 1961

NameResidenceAgeSexRaceOccupation
Kay, Barbara JaneEnglewood, NJ35FBHousewife
Miller, Robert AllenWarren, MI22MWStudent at Wayne State University (Duke University)
Pritchard, Michael LeonNew York, NY18MWStudent at San Francisco City College
Stoner, Peter HarryChicago, IL22MWStudent at the University of Chicago
Thornton, LeotisSan Jose, CA23MBStudent at San Jose State College

Jackson, Mississippi

July 5, 1961

NameResidenceAgeSexRaceOccupation
Bass, Robert EarlJackson, MS18MBStudent at Lanier High School
Floyd, RalphJackson, MS18MBStudent at Lanier High School
Lee, EugeneJackson, MS18MBStudent at Lanier High School

Jackson, Mississippi

July 5, 1961

NameResidenceAgeSexRaceOccupation
Bennett, MarshallJackson, MS18MBEmployed at the Vogue
Green, Miller G., Jr.Jackson, MS18MBEmployed at the Dollar Store
Green, Robert LeeJackson, MS18MBStudent at Lanier High School
Harris, Jesse L.Jackson, MS18MBCaddy at a "Negro" Golf Course
Johnson, Percy LeeJackson, MS18MBStudent at Lanier High School
Jones, James WilsonJackson, MS18MBEmployed at Jitney Jungle
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