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This small but powerful museum tells the story of the 1961 Freedom Rides that ended racial segregation in public transportation. It is located in Montgomery's former Greyhound Bus Station where student protesters faced a segregationist mob. Exterior...more
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Even though the site is relatively small, the exhibit is thoughtful and well laid out. We learned so much, largely thanks to the wonderful guide Dorothy Walker. What knowledge and enthusiasm! The questions she asked (e.g., "If you were a college student about to join...More
If you're short on time or just looking for something to do, I highly suggest visiting this museum. They do a great job of honoring those who took part in the freedom ride protests. Visiting here won't take a lot of your time, but you...More
We visited in June and the while the museum was actually closed, we were welcomed in by the stunningly caring and knowledgable museum director, Dorothy. It was a brief stop for us as we had two sons (7 and 10) in tow and we didn't...More
The story of the Freedom Riders is an fascinating one, and the museum in Montgomery is the best place to learn about it. It's not very big, but there's a lot of information packed in there. It's hard to imagine, having been born in the...More
A great place to visit and see what life was like for the citizens of the Civil Rights era. The person at the museum provided a history of the site as well a description of some of the artwork and pictures displayed throughout the site....More
Most of the original station has been remodeled with only the facade and the bricked over "colored only" entrance remaining.
It is worth visiting when the museum is closed because you can see the facade and follow the timeline outside the station.
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Inside, you can get a great tour in 20 minutes or delve in deeper, spending an hour. Exterior panels outside can take 10-15 minutes and give an overview of the history. Inside, the focus is on Freedom Riders personal stories... More
Inside, you can get a great tour in 20 minutes or delve in deeper, spending an hour. Exterior panels outside can take 10-15 minutes and give an overview of the history. Inside, the focus is on Freedom Riders personal stories and how segregated spaces worKed.