Montgomery Freedom Rides Museum To Celebrate Anniversary on Facebook, 5/20-21Breaking News
tags: museums, civil rights
In 1961, young volunteers called Freedom Riders faced danger with nonviolent protest as they challenged segregated travel through the South.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the 59th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, "Travelin' Down Freedom's Mainline" brings together stories from Freedom Riders, witnesses, historians and more for a virtual journey.
“These narratives emphasize the sanctity of place and the history that has occurred there," said Lisa D. Jones, executive director of the Alabama Historical Commission.
Because of coronavirus restrictions, downtown Montgomery's Freedom Rides Museum is currently closed to the public. The museum, located in Montgomery's former Greyhound Bus station, will host this week's two-day event on their Facebook page.
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