A museum dedicated to the Freedom Rides will help them understand another historic event that helped shape that era. But there are likely many right here in
There were no police officers to be found as the mob attacked.
The museum, which is run by the
The current exhibition is called "Travelin' Down Freedom's Main Line," a lyric from a black protest song that the riders sang on their way to fill up
The exhibit explores several themes, from the riders' point of view: their commitment to non-violent action; what happened when they told their families of their involvement; what it was like to be in jail; and how the rides changed the course of their lives.
The museum educates young people who are now a generation removed from the civil rights era. Making the museum relatable to them is important,
"Often we'll talk about bullying, and that's something they can relate to," she said. "In a sense, that's what the Freedom Riders were doing -- standing up to bullies."
The museum also holds book signings for authors who've written about the Freedom Rides. Past signings have brought in
WHERE: At the site of the former Greyhound bus station,
WHEN: The museum is open from
CONTACT: 242-3188, or log on to freedomridesmuseum.org
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