Interview with James Farmer
QUESTION 15
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT ABOUT BIRMINGHAM?

James Farmer:

Yes, well the bus had went through Birmingham and there was similarly a mob, but a smaller one. Jim Peck, a white Freedom Rider, was in charge of the testing then. And as soon as he left the bus and began heading toward the black waiting room, he was encountered by several ruffians. And they dragged him out into the alley, and beat him into a bloody unconsciousness, leaving him apparently for dead, lying in a pool of his own blood. Peck had 53 stitches taken in his head subsequently.