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Each week, we highlight a historic or famous person named James. This week's famous James is:
|James "Jim" Zwerg
(born November 28, 1939) A white Freedom Rider beaten up by a white mob in Montgomery, Alabama. In December 1960, the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregation in interstate transportation facilities; in May 1961, the Freedom Riders tested the decision by having black and white riders sit together on buses. Zwerg and the black friend he was sitting with were both arrested and jailed in Birmingham, for violating the state's segregation laws. Upon release, the Riders got back on the bus and continued to Montgomery, where they were met by a mob of whites armed with hammers, chains, pipes, etc. Jim Zwerg was attacked but was saved by a black man who happened to be passing by. Zwerg was hospitalized five days, unconscious the first two days. Five months later, the Interstate Commerce Commission issued regulations to end segregation at interstate bus stations. In 1961, Martin Luther King presented Zwerg with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Freedom Award.
The name "James" is the English equivalent of Jacob; the first Jacob in the Bible was the patriarch of the 12 tribes of Israel. "James" is consistently among the most popular names for boys in the U.S.
Plural form of James: According to the Carnegie Mellon Style Guide, "Form plurals of family names that end in 's' by adding 'es.' Right: The Jameses live in Edgewood." See also StackExchange.com.
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