Instead, CORE kept sending Freedom Riders into Mississippi, hundreds of them, determined to "fill the prisons" if that's what it would take.
In fact, when they arrived in Jackson, they were arrested and - as part of a deal with Bobby Kennedy - sentenced not to jail, but to the state's maximum security prison in Parchman, Mississippi, which the governor figured would deter future riders.
Mississippi ICE Raids Separate Mom From Her Breastfeeding Baby Girl
Mississippi Clarion-Ledger: "ICE raid separates 4-month-old baby from breastfeeding mom"
Little girl sobs for her father after he was taken during the Mississippi ICE raids. She pleads for him to be let go: "I need my dad."
When 600 agents were making a show of arresting 680 undocumented immigrants working at Mississippi processing plants, did anyone bother to arrest the employers? Or did they leave them undisturbed in the back room counting their money?
Fifty-eight years ago this week, I was released from Mississippi State Penitentiary, also known as Parchman Farm, after being arrested at the bus station in Jackson, Mississippi for using a so-called "white" restroom during the Freedom Rides. #GoodTrouble
57 years ago today I was released from Mississippi State Penitentiary, better known as Parchman, after being arrested in the Jackson, MS bus station for using a so-called "white" restroom during the Freedom Rides. #goodtrouble