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On May 28, 1961, a Greyhound bus with nine Freedom Riders aboard arrived here, the third group of Riders into Jackson. The first two came on Trailways buses May 24. That summer 329 people were arrested in Jackson for integrating public transportation facilities. Convicted on “breach of peace” and jailed, most refused bail and were sent to the state penitentiary.Their protest worked. In September 1961, the federal government mandated that segregation in interstate transportation end.
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