Margaret Winonah Beamer-Myers


Margaret Winonah Beamer-Myers born Cleveland, OH September 10, 1941. 19-year-old student Freedom Rider arrested and imprisoned 1961 Jackson MS; only Rider to serve full 6-month sentence in Parchman Prison.


"[T]his was the punishment for the crime of sitting down in a waiting room next to a fellow student." (Bobbie O’Brien, station WUSF, April 11, 2011; photo Miss. Archives)