Montgomery Police Chief Apologizes to Freedom Riders

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 03/03/13 04:02PM

When the Freedom Riders arrived in Montgomery, Alabama in May of 1961, they were greeted and beaten by a mob at the Greyhound station. The civil rights activists were not welcome in the deep south, and local law enforcement failed to protect them from violence and intimidation as the activists attempted to end race discrimination almost a century after the abolition of slavery.