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1961 arrest photo of CORE member Jerome Smith as Freedom Rider

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Title

1961 arrest photo of CORE member Jerome Smith as Freedom Rider

Subject

New Orleans CORE

Description

This is the 1961 arrest photo of New Orleans CORE chairman and founding member Jerome Smith as a Freedom Rider. He was 22 at the time.

Affectionately known as 'Big Duck', he was viciously beaten as a result of his participation.

Creator

Jackson, Mississippi Police Department

Source

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Publisher

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Date

May 25, 1961

Rights

public domain

Files

Citation

Jackson, Mississippi Police Department, “1961 arrest photo of CORE member Jerome Smith as Freedom Rider,” The CORE Project, accessed November 18, 2017, http://www.thecoreproject.org/omeka/items/show/64.