The Freedom Rides Museum is located at 210 South Court Street in Montgomery, Alabama, in the building which was until 1995 the Montgomery Greyhound Bus Station. It was the site of a violent attack on participants in the 1961 Freedom Ride during the Civil Rights Movement. The May 1961 assaults, carried out by a mob of white protesters who confronted the civil rights activists, "shocked the nation and led the Kennedy Administration to side with civil rights protesters for the first time."To visit Freedom Rides Museum and get the most from your holiday in Montgomery, create itinerary details personal to you using our Montgomery day trip planner.
The property is no longer used as a bus station, but the building was saved from demolition and its façade has been restored. The site was leased by the Alabama Historical Commission and a historical marker was located in front of the building. In 2011, a museum was opened inside the building, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum won a national preservation award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2012.
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It's a small museum, but it's put together very well. We were greeted by Amelia, and she gave us a very good overview of the museum and of the history of the Freedom Rides. Another employee, Natalie..... more »
Nice small Museum with great information. Our tour guide was full of information, and you can tell that she Loves her job.
So much important history in one small building. Don't skip this museum. The people who work there are incredibly kind and helpful.
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