Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New book features Freedom Riders' mug shots

A new book, Breach of Peace by Eric Etheridge, features police mug shots of the Freedom Riders:

Discovery of the mug shots taken of those young riders proved to be a photographic gold mine for Etheridge, 57, who mounted an unusual search mission as a result.

 What he did was track down the 328 arrestees after requesting their cooperation. All agreed. He then took photographs of them as they look today — most in their 70s and as committed to equal rights now as they were half a century ago.

 “Working on this project gave me a way back into my own history,” Etheridge said Saturday afternoon during an appearance at Montgomery’s old Greyhound bus station, now known as the Freedom Rides Museum.

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