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May 24, 1961: With his head still bandaged from a previous beating, young John Lewis is arrested in Jackson, Mississippi, along with 26 other Freedom Riders, for the
May 24, 1961: With his head still bandaged from a previous beating, young John Lewis is arrested in Jackson, Mississippi, along with 26 other Freedom Riders, for the "crime" of riding in the "Whites Only" section of an interstate bus.
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