American Experience

The Exchange Student: A Short Film from Freedom Riders

Clip: Season 23 Episode 11 | 4m 56s

After deciding to participate in the Freedom Rides in May 1961, Jim Zwerg called his parents for support only to be told that he was "killing his father." As a white Freedom Rider, Zwerg was among the first to be attacked and sustained severe injuries.

Aired: 01/12/11

Rating: NR

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