Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of Theodore Roosevelt, and one of his “White House Gang” playmates, Roswell Pinckney, 1902. Pinckney was the son of a White House steward. The “White House Gang” were known for their mischievous childhood pranks. Quentin Roosevelt later joined the Army Air Service and was killed during combat in WWI.
In a safe house in Montgomery, Alabama, Freedom Riders relax, regroup, and heal in May 1961. Over the next three days, more volunteers would arrive from Nashville, New Orleans, and Atlanta to join the Rides, replacing those who had dropped off. The next stop was daunting — Jackson, Mississippi — but in this brief respite, they played cards, savored cigarettes, and listened to Ella Fitzgerald records.
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