In this photo released by the Miss. Freedom 50th Anniversary Reunion, Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps, left, shares a joke with Freedom Rider Hank Thomas during a lunch ... more 
In this photo released by the Miss. Freedom 50th Anniversary Reunion, Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps, left, shares a joke with Freedom Rider Hank Thomas during a lunch for the civil rights veterans and their families at Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Miss. Wednesday, May 25, 2011. The event is one of several honoring the group of riders who headed south through civil rights battlegrounds in Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi to challenge segregated travel in the Deep South. Many of the riders arrested in Mississippi were sent to the state penitentiary as part of their sentence. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Miss. Freedom 50th Anniversary Reunion, Greg Campbell
Wed, May 25, 2011 9:00 PM EDT