Freedom Rider Jim Zwerg to speak at TROY's Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Thursday, 12 May 2011

MONTGOMERY — Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will mark the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides with a lecture featuring Freedom Rider Jim Zwerg on Wednesday, May 18.

The event will be held at noon inside the museum auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. Zwerg was a 21 year-old student at Fisk University in Nashville when he first became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. He participated in lunch counter sit-ins and movie theater stand-ins, along with the 1961 Freedom Rides.

During the lecture, Zwerg will talk about his experience with the Freedom Rides and how it has affected his life.

The Rosa Parks Museum and the Alabama Historical Commission sponsor the lecture. For more information, contact museum curator Viola Moten at 334-241-8701 or at vmoten@troy.edu.