Freedom Rider Bliss

On the afternoon of July 10, 1961, a well-dressed young woman boarded a bus in St. Louis that was headed south to the state of Arkansas. She was not making the trip for pleasure; in fact it was risky. She was almost certain to be arrested, or even worse, attacked. The newspapers would later describe … Continue reading Freedom Rider Bliss

Tough on Prostitutes

Two women were charged under the state law against prostitution Wednesday after rulings by two Minneapolis judges that the city ordinance on the subject is void. — Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 19, 1967 The other day in my Facebook group, vintage mugshot photography, someone posted the 1967 mugshot of a woman identified on the … Continue reading Tough on Prostitutes