Freedom Riders Attacked in Alabama
On the 50th anniversary of a night when a savage mob trapped  Riders and others in a church in Montgomery, Alabama — with no  guarantee that they would not torch the church and everyone inside —  LIFE.com looks back at one of the most terrifying, and pivotal, moments  of the civil rights movement.

Freedom Riders Attacked in Alabama

On the 50th anniversary of a night when a savage mob trapped Riders and others in a church in Montgomery, Alabama — with no guarantee that they would not torch the church and everyone inside — LIFE.com looks back at one of the most terrifying, and pivotal, moments of the civil rights movement.

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