Get on the bus with the original mississippi freedom riders
Julia Humbles speaks to Judson High School students Jan. 16, 2014 about the Freedom Riders, a group of black and white civil rights activists who rode buses into the Deep South in May 1961. With Humbles (from left) are fellow Freedom Riders MacArthur Cotton and Hezekiah Watkins. At right is local activist Barbara Bowie, of the Dr. Bowie Scholarship Foundation located in Kirby.
Freedom Riders Hezekiah Watkins (left) and Jesse James Davis (right) is joined by Davis' sister Barbara Bowie near the Alamo Theater on Farish Street in Jackson, Miss., on May 24, 2011. The trio were attending the Freedom Riders' 50th reunion in Jackson, Mississippi., on May 24, 2011.
Freedom Rider Jesse James Davis (right) walks with his sister Barbara Bowie along Farish Street in Jackson, Miss., on May 24, 2011. The two walked past Stevens Kitchen, which was once a prominent restaurant for historical figures like Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy to visit when they came to Jackson, Mississippi.