Letter written by John Moody to his parents about the Freedom Rides

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Written by
Moody, John P. Jr.
Received by
Moody, John P. Sr., American, 1903 - 1965
Moody, Marie, American, 1903 - 1995
Subject of
Rev. Vivian, C. T., American, born 1924
Freedom Riders, American, founded 1961
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 9 5/16 × 6 9/16 in. (23.7 × 16.7 cm)
Type
correspondence
Freedom
Place made
Jackson, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 27, 1961
Description
A six page letter written by John Moody to his parents on May 27, 1961. The letter is handwritten in red pen on white paper. The letter describes his participation in the May 1961 Freedom Ride from Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi and his subsequent experience on trial and in jail in Jackson.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Civil rights
Correspondence
Law
Resistance
Segregation
United States--History--1953-1961
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of John P. Moody, Jr.
Object number
2014.235a-f
Restrictions & Rights
© John P. Moody Jr.
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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