Freedom Rider Hank Thomas (left) stands with a state trooper and other riders after being attacked by a mob outside Anniston, AL in May 1961.
Bus Attacked in Alabama
Freedom Riders gather with authorities alongside their burning bus after a mob attack outside Anniston, AL
Bus attack in Anniston, AL
Freedom Rider Hank Thomas holds an oxygen mask after his bus is attacked outside Anniston, AL.
The original Freedom Riders
The original Freedom Riders: Front, left to right: Joe Perkins, Charles Person, Frances Bergman, Genevieve Hughes, and Jimmy MacDonald; Back, left to right: John Lewis, Jim Peck, Ed Blankenheim, Hank Thomas, Walter Bergman, James Farmer. Not pictured: Rev. Benjamin Elton Cox, and Albert Bigelow.
On meeting white American University students
On the Freedom Riders' dress code
On traveling in the Jim Crow South
On President Kennedy's Cold War priorities
America's racial issues are broadcast in the Soviet Union.