Thompson Sisters Featured in Times Picayune, Daily Hampshire Gazette

*Post updated May 24, 2011

Since our last posting, additional news articles and video clips have been published and located that feature Jean Denton Thompson and Alice Thompson.

Mississippi Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary - May 22-26, 2011
Tougaloo Ceremony Honors Freedom Riders, May 23, 2011 (Includes video clip)
WLOX (Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagoula, MS)

To board Freedom Rides to New Orleans required both belief and bravery
May 22, 2011
by Jarvis DeBerry
New Orleans Times Picayune

Oprah Winfrey Show
Air Date: May 4, 2011
Freedom Rides 50th Anniversary Show Synopsis
Jean Denton Thompson Featured in "Riders Reflect"

Alice Thompson
Courtesy of the New Orleans Times Picayune
Additional Coverage
FreedomCoverage of WYES Freedom Riders Documentary Screening (Photos of Jean Denton Thompson and Alice Thompson)
May 17, 2011
by Lisa O'Neill

First Freedom Riders Were Beaten Bloody, By The Inspired a Movement
May 3, 2011
by Katy Reckdahl

New Orleans Times Picayune

Freedom Rider Jean Denton-Thompson of Amherst recalls sting of her arrest
April 29, 2011
by Ben Barrow, Staff Writer
Amherst Bulletin

MLK Students Interview Civil Rights Activists (Photos)
March 18, 2011
by Susan Poag
New Orleans Times Picayune

Bio of Jean Denton Thompson (includes mug shot and video clip of arrest)
Civil Rights Digital Library, Digital Library of Georgia

Coverage During 1961
Video Footage of Trailways Bus Arriving in Jackson, MS
May 24, 1961
WSB-TV (Atlanta, GA)


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