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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

 

JANUARY EVENTS

 

Friday, 16th

 

11:30-1pm: Freedom Rides Museum

Book Signing

Historian Jack Bass will sign copies of Taming the Storm and Unlikely Heroes.

 

2pm-3:30: Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Building

1 Church Street, Montgomery

"Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. and the Law"

Reverend King said Judge Frank Johnson, Jr. “gave true meaning to the word justice.” Join us in his former courtroom, Friday, January 16 at 2pm and find out why. Judge Myron Thompson, historian Jack Bass, and former law clerk Peter Canfield discuss Johnson's legal legacy. Click here for more information.

 

**Please Note: The Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Federal Building is located at 1 Church Street, Montgomery. Visitors should come to the Lee Street entrance and present a government-issued photo ID. Cameras, tablets, and cell phones are not allowed in the courthouse.

 

Also, First Baptist Church is allowing us to park in their lot on Court and Scott streets. Also, allow 30 minutes to get through security to the courthouse.

Saturday, 17th

1pm-2pm: Freedom Rides Museum

Book Signing & Gallery Talk

Jack Bass will give a gallery talk and sign his books, Taming the Storm and Unlikely Heroes. The museum is open for tours during its normal hours, 12pm-4pm.

 

Monday, 19th

 

12pm-4pm: Freedom Rides Museum

Special King Holiday Opening

The museum will be open Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Our newest exhibit, "Travelin Down Freedom's Main Line," places the Freedom Rides in context with major Alabama civil rights campaigns and iconic events. Compelling stories, portraits, and original artworks explore this turning point in our national history.

 

Freedom Rides Museum, 210 S Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104

 

www.freedomridesmuseum.org

Contact: Trina Binkley
trina.binkley@preserveala.org
334-230-2680

 

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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

Open by appointment for groups of 10 or more

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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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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