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Greyhound Bus Station

Freedom Rides Museum in Montgomery's Historic Greyhound Bus Station

 

“If not us, then who? If not now, then when? ...Will someone else's children have to risk their lives instead of us risking ours?” Freedom Rider John Lewis, May 1961

 

Learn how 21 young people helped change our nation’s history using nonviolent protest. Black and white, male and female, none of them were older than 21. They stepped off of a bus at this station on May 20, 1961. They knew they might be met with violence, and they were. They had written out wills and said goodbye to loved ones. Their goal was to help end racial segregation in public transportation and they did. This new museum explores a compelling American story. It uses artworks as well as quotes, photographs and architectural elements.

 

www.freedomridesmuseum.org

Contact Destiny Williams at

334-230-2678

destiny.williams@preserveala.org

freedomridesmuseum@gmail.com

 

Site Director Position:vacant
334-242-3184: main AHC office number

 

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Activities

Follow the Freedom Rides story on outside exhibit panels. Explore works of art inspired by the rides. Share your story in our video exhibit, or hear what Freedom Riders and others have recorded.

 

Hours

Fridays and Saturdays only, 12pm-4pm

Currently not accepting Sunday-Thursday tours (as of April 2015)

Closed all state holidays

 

Admission Fees

Adults, $5;

College students, seniors, military $4

Children 6-18, $3

$1 discount per person for groups of 10 or more

 

 

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Find Us

210 South Court Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Corner of Court Street and Adams Avenue

 

Directions

Going south on I-65, take exit 172 (Clay St.), stay straight onto Dickerson St., take left onto Herron Street, Herron St. becomes Bibb St., turn right onto Lee St., Lee turns into Court St., bus station is up the hill on right.

 

Going north on I-65, take exit 172 (Clay St.), turn right onto Herron St., Herron turns into Bibb St., turn right on Lee St., Lee turns into Court St., bus station is up the hill on the right.

 

Going south on 1-85, take exit 1 (Union St.), continue straight on service road (E. South St.), turn right onto Perry St., turn left at Washington Ave., at Lee/Court St. take sharp left, bus station is up the hill on the right.

 

 

Photos/Videos

Artist Deborah Shedrick

Artist Vinnie Bagwell

Artist Jean Grosser


 

 

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