American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.
I pick cotton once and it almost got me my first spanking when paid only 50 cents for a days work....African American children sitting on a farm tractor trailer filled with cotton that they helped pick. ca 1940