Rogers, Bilbo

Bilbo Rodgers participated in Freedom Summer 1964 on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Rodgers was born in November 1924 to a sharecropping family in Louisville, Mississippi. Following service in the Army during World War II, Rogers moved to Pascagoula to work at the International Paper Company, a job he would hold for thirty-five years. During Freedom Summer 1964, Rodgers participated in sit-ins at segregated restaurants, and in wade-ins at area beaches.

Sources:

University of Southern Mississippi and Tougaloo College Civil Rights Documentation Project,
http://www.usm.edu/crdp/html/transcripts/manuscript-rodgers_bilbo.shtml.