American Experience The Exchange Student: A Short Film from Freedom Riders
As a white Freedom Rider, Jim Zwerg sustained severe injuries. Details
Program: American Experience
Episode: The Exchange Student: A Short Film from Freedom Riders
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.
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Premiere Date: 01/12/2011
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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