Stetson Students Retrace Civil Rights Journey with Freedom Rider Ernest “Rip” Patton

Follow the group on their journey by visiting the student blog here: Professor Robert Bickel with Freedom Rider Rip Patton during a past visit to Stetson Law in Gulfport. Click for high-resolution image. In May of 1961, Ernest “Rip” Patton was a 21-year-old drum major at Tennessee State University and Freedom Rider headed for Jackson, Miss., when he was arrested and transferred to Mississippi’s… » Read more