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Conor Raymond Junior Lacrosse Highlights 2015
Published: 2015/10/29
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George R.R. Martin Is Working Hard On His Next Book - CONAN on TBS
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Ray Liotta Shares Stories About Pesci and Real Wiseguys
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Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #4
Published: 2013/05/10
Channel: Jimmy Kimmel Live
The 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards: Raymond Luke, Jr. on Red Carpet
The 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards: Raymond Luke, Jr. on Red Carpet
Published: 2014/11/21
Channel: Gary George
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Gordon Ramsay Tries Girl Scout Cookies for the First Time
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Channel: Jimmy Kimmel Live
Minister Raymond Dixon Jr.
Minister Raymond Dixon Jr.
Published: 2015/06/20
Channel: George Logan
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Natural Light Beer Commercial With Raymond J. Johnson, Jr.
Published: 2013/07/20
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Frank Raphael Raymond on Double Victory History Channel 1-13-12
Published: 2012/01/14
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Published: 2016/02/25
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Sgt. Patalinhug - Eddie Garcia, Aurora Sevilla, Efren Reyes Jr., Beverly Vergel
Published: 2017/06/14
Channel: Sine Tagalog
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Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #7
Published: 2014/05/22
Channel: Jimmy Kimmel Live
Florida Georgia Line - H.O.L.Y.
Florida Georgia Line - H.O.L.Y.
Published: 2016/04/29
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George RR Martin and Stephen King
George RR Martin and Stephen King
Published: 2016/06/21
Channel: Andy Atkins
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Fight Night Champion Unlock Fighters
Published: 2012/11/17
Channel: Boxing Knockouts
Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others -- "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others -- "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
Published: 2012/04/10
Channel: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
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Ray Romano Wants Jimmy Kimmel to Give His Son a Raise
Published: 2016/03/09
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Gordon Ramsay Gives Jimmy Kimmel a Blind Taste Test
Published: 2015/03/04
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Stevie Wonder - Another Star
Published: 2007/12/06
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Usher Celebrated NBA Championship with the Cavs
Usher Celebrated NBA Championship with the Cavs
Published: 2016/08/26
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Mean Tweets - Movie Edition
Mean Tweets - Movie Edition
Published: 2016/02/26
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Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind (The Orginal Song From The Albom)
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind (The Orginal Song From The Albom)
Published: 2010/04/21
Channel: tegavu1
Minister Raymond Dixon Jr Part 2
Minister Raymond Dixon Jr Part 2
Published: 2015/06/20
Channel: George Logan
Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story (FULL MOVIE HD) Jeorge Estregan, KC Concepcion
Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story (FULL MOVIE HD) Jeorge Estregan, KC Concepcion
Published: 2015/01/25
Channel: Tagalog Aksyon
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The Great Correction - Eliza Gilkyson
Published: 2017/02/24
Channel: Cisco Gilliland
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Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: ERB
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10 Common Mistakes That Native English Speakers Make
Published: 2016/09/30
Channel: Langfocus
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Published: 2014/02/17
Channel: Agribusiness How It Works
The Blues Brothers (4/9) Movie CLIP - Shake A Tail Feather (1980) HD
The Blues Brothers (4/9) Movie CLIP - Shake A Tail Feather (1980) HD
Published: 2011/05/27
Channel: Movieclips
Concert for George [2003]
Concert for George [2003]
Published: 2013/01/03
Channel: Raul Bujor
George R.R. Martin Interview - (Game of Thrones)
George R.R. Martin Interview - (Game of Thrones)
Published: 2015/11/14
Channel: VHSfx
Willie Nelson - Seven Spanish Angels
Willie Nelson - Seven Spanish Angels
Published: 2009/10/25
Channel: WillieNelsonVEVO
Reel 1 of 11 - Arthur and Mildred Raymond
Reel 1 of 11 - Arthur and Mildred Raymond's 8mm Home Movies
Published: 2013/05/21
Channel: utuberevealer
Reel 3 of 11 - Arthur and Mildred Raymond
Reel 3 of 11 - Arthur and Mildred Raymond's 8mm Home Movies
Published: 2013/05/19
Channel: utuberevealer
Video Tribute to Mr. Raymond Everett Mardin
Video Tribute to Mr. Raymond Everett Mardin
Published: 2014/03/20
Channel: Jennifer Mardin
1939 WALL STREET COWBOY - Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Raymond Hatton - Full movie
1939 WALL STREET COWBOY - Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Raymond Hatton - Full movie
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: captainbijou.com
The 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards: Chester Gregory, Raymond Luke, Jr., Antonique Smith
The 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards: Chester Gregory, Raymond Luke, Jr., Antonique Smith
Published: 2014/11/21
Channel: Gary George
Torpedo Squadron No. 8
Torpedo Squadron No. 8
Published: 2015/06/22
Channel: US National Archives
Raymond Daniels Jr.
Raymond Daniels Jr.
Published: 2015/02/17
Channel: Emily Fuller
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Dog Tag - Jestoni Alarcon, Judy Ann Santos, Raymond Bagatsing
Published: 2017/06/10
Channel: Sine Tagalog
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Sick Streetball—Sunday Sunset Week 2nd Jamaal Miller played like Uncle Drew Kyrie Irving!!Sick!!
Published: 2013/05/29
Channel: Allen Presents
Raymond Whitley - Class of 1969 - L. C. Anderson High Yellow Jackets - Austin, TX
Raymond Whitley - Class of 1969 - L. C. Anderson High Yellow Jackets - Austin, TX
Published: 2012/09/27
Channel: Bruce Blackwell
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George Raymond Jr.
George Raymond Mug.jpg
Mugshot from Freedom Ride arrest in Jackson Mississippi on August 14, 1961
Born (1943-01-01)January 1, 1943
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died March 8, 1973(1973-03-08) (aged 30)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Occupation activist
Spouse(s) Myrtis Evans 1965–1973 (his death)
Children Two
Parent(s) George Raymond (father), Elsie Smothers Raymond (mother)

George Raymond, Jr. (January 1, 1943 – March 8, 1973) was an African-American civil rights activist, a member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, a Freedom Rider, and head of the Congress of Racial Equality in Mississippi in the 1960s.[1] Raymond influenced many of Mississippi's most known activists, such as Anne Moody, C. O. Chinn, and Annie Devine to join the movement and was influential in many of Mississippi's most notable Civil Rights activities such as a Woolworth's lunchcounter sit-in and protests in Jackson, Mississippi, Meredith Mississippi March, and Freedom Summer.

Early life and family[edit]

George Raymond, Jr. was born on January 1, 1943, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Friends and family describe George as courageous, action-oriented and vocal. He attend Tommy Lafon Elementary, Samuel J. Green Junior High School and graduated from Cohen High School in 1960. George married Myrtis Evans in 1965 whose mother, Lara Evans, was influenced by George to become a Freedom Rider. George and Myrtis had two children. Raymond died in 1973 from a heart attack, at the age of thirty.

Civil rights movement[edit]

Freedom Rides[edit]

At the age of eighteen, George Raymond, Jr. was living in New Orleans, Louisiana, when he was arrested for his participation in the Freedom Rides. Raymond, along with Pauline K. Sims, was arrested in the Trailways bus terminal in Jackson, Mississippi, on August 14, 1961.

Activism[edit]

Poster in Canton MS Museum

[2] George Raymond, Jr. moved to Canton, Mississippi, through the Congress Of Racial Equality (CORE) in the early 1960s. CORE, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), and other groups sent workers to like George to Canton to focus on voter registration. Of a potential 10,000 voters, in Madison County, only 121 blacks were registered in 1963. Those who dared try to register or vote were threatened by gun-wielding officials. Another tactic that prevented blacks from voting was the poll tax. George, Dave Dennis, Robert Chinn, Anne Moody, a Tougaloo student, and many others led the voting registration initiative in Canton. George was the project director for the Freedom Summer in 1964 and remained in charge in the following years. In 1965 he extended CORE's activities into Rankin and Leake counties, among others.

Woolworth sit-in[edit]

On May 28, 1963, in coordination with Medgar Evers, George Raymond, Anne Moody, Pearlina Lewis, Prof. John R. Salter, and Walter Williams sat down at the downtown Jackson's Woolworth "whites only" lunch counter in an attempt to integrate it. For two hours the demonstrators were beaten, sworn at, kicked, splattered with ketchup, and called communists and nigger-lovers. Only when the white mob began to empty shelves and hurl whatever they could touch at the demonstrators did the owner close the store down. Police Deputy Chief J. R. Ray watched and violence erupted. The Jackson sit-in was one in a series of nonviolent protests which led to the Woolworth's department store chain reversing its policy of racial segregation in the Southern United States. In her autobiography, Coming of Age in Mississippi, Annie Moody wrote a vivid account of this sit-in.

George appears in the only photograph of the lunch counter scene that day. In it, the camera's flash and his deep black skin provide a double shadow against Pearlena's bright summer suit. He sits stone-faced, staring straight ahead while a pint bottle of silky white cream is poured down the back of his muscular neck and onto his white T-shirt and crisp bib overalls — clothing that would become his trademark in the Mississippi movement.[3]

Mississippi Burning Trial[edit]

The Mississippi burning trial involved the 1964 murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner, three political activists during the American Civil Rights Movement. The murders of James Chaney, a 21-year-old black man from Meridian, Mississippi; Andrew Goodman, a 20-year-old Jewish anthropology student from New York City; and Michael Schwerner, a 24-year-old Jewish CORE organizer and former social worker also from New York, symbolized the risks of participating in the Civil Rights Movement in the South during what became known as "Freedom Summer", dedicated to voter registration.

A widespread belief exists that George Raymond was the target that day. Mississippi Burning Trial testimonies state that[4] the station wagon that Schwerner, Goodman and Chaney were murdered in belonged to Raymond. It was planned that Raymond drive that day but last minute changes occurred. Schwerner, Goodman and Chaney may have been casualties.[5]

Meredith Mississippi March[edit]

George Raymond, Jr. participated in the Meredith Mississippi March near the town of Canton in June 1966. The march began with civil rights campaigner James Meredith setting out to walk from Memphis, Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi, in order to encourage African Americans along the way to register and vote. After Meredith was shot and wounded, other civil rights campaigners continued the march in his name.

Mississippi blues[edit]

The Club Desire, founded by Clarence Chinn (1906–1995), was one of Mississippi's premier blues and rhythm & blues nightclubs from the late 1940s through the early 1960s. Owner Clarence Chinn presented the top national acts, including B. B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, Little Junior Parker, James Brown, Ivory Joe Hunter, Big Joe Turner, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, and the Platters. In the 1960s, the club also served as an important meeting place for civil rights workers.

After Chinn decided to focus his energy on real estate and housing, George Raymond was one of New Club Desire operators. Raymond and C. O. Chinn (brother to Clarence Chinn) were Canton’s leading civil rights activists in the 1960s. In addition to spreading the popularity the Blues, New Club Desire was used for meetings of civic, social, and civil rights organizations. The club closed in the 1970s.[6]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Wright, Robert (1968). Ralph J. Bunche Oral History Collection. DC28.371. Transcript (39 pp.): Howard University. 
  2. ^ Dittmer, John (1995). Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi (Blacks in the New World). University of Illinois Press. pp. 162, 187, 188, 221, 222, 237, 246, 249, 255, 328, 329, 334, 381, 471. ISBN 0-252-06507-7. 
  3. ^ O'Brien, Michael James (2000). We Shall Not Be Moved: The Sit-in at the Jackson Woolworth's. Chapter 8, George: River, Charles Press. ISBN 0-9647124-5-8. 
  4. ^ Cagin and Dray, Seth and Philip (2006). We Are Not Afraid: The Story of Goodman, Schwerner, and Chaney, and the Civil Rights Campaign for Mississippi. Nation Books; Revised edition. pp. 9, 12, 27, 173, 215, 223, 252, 261, 275, 337, 342, 343. ISBN 1-56025-864-0. 
  5. ^ Lewis, Edmund W. (May 9, 2005). "Remembrance". Louisiana Weekly. 
  6. ^ "Mississippi Blues Trail". Mississippi Blues Commission. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 

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