i am the queen of broken things.



American pacifist James Zwerg of the Freedom Riders immediately after being beaten by an angry mob upon arrival in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960. Zwerg was the first off the bus upon its arrival in the terminal and faced the blunt of the crowd’s violence. He would have died that day had it not been for an anonymous black male stepping in and saving his life by deflecting the mob’s attention onto himself.

American pacifist James Zwerg of the Freedom Riders immediately after being beaten by an angry mob upon arrival in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960. Zwerg was the first off the bus upon its arrival in the terminal and faced the blunt of the crowd’s violence. He would have died that day had it not been for an anonymous black male stepping in and saving his life by deflecting the mob’s attention onto himself.

Posted Wednesday, 2 January 2013 with 413 notes
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