Freedom Riders arriving at Birmingham, AL bus station in 1961. Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth escorts Catherine Burks-Brooks, John Lewis, and other Freedom Riders.
On Bull Connor driving Freedom Riders to the TN/AL border
Alabama Governor Patterson with Bull Connor
Governor John Patterson shakes hands with a young boy in Montgomery, AL as Bull Connor (right) looks on.
Birmingham, Alabama police commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor addresses the Tuscaloosa County White Citizens Council.
Nashville Student Movement Freedom Riders
Students from the Nashville Student Movement return to Birmingham, Alabama after being driven by Commissioner Bull Connor to Ardmore, Alabama.
John Patterson, Governor of Alabama from 1958 to 1963, won election as a staunch segregationist. Patterson discusses his response to the Freedom Rides and his decision to refuse a phone call from President John F. Kennedy when the Freedom Riders encountered mob violence in Birmingham.