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Jean Thompson, Then
Born: January 13, 1942, in Lake Providence, Louisiana. Grew up there and in New Orleans.

Then: Active in New Orleans CORE, along with her sisters, Alice and Shirley. Shirley was arrested at the Trailways station on June 6, 1961.
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