Freedom Riders arrive in Montgomery, AL under guard of police and National Guard.
Jim Zwerg is attacked and badly injured during a riot at the Greyhound bus station in Montgomery, Alabama.
A News Photographer is Attacked
Mob violence in Montgomery, Alabama begins with attacks on reporters and photographers. Freedom Riders and many others are also injured during the riot.
Lewis and Zwerg Attacked in Alabama
Two Freedom Riders, John Lewis (left) and Jim Zwerg, splattered with blood after being attacked and beaten in Montgomery, AL.
The Exchange Student
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.