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Freedom Rides Museum, Montgomery AL

Monday, September 08, 2014

Freedom Rides Museum, Montgomery AL

In February at our last visit to the Freedom Rides Museum at the old Greyhound Bus Station in Montgomery, Charlie Lucas had his piece 'We Ride Together' on exhibit:
Freedom Rides Museum, Montgomery AL

Freedom Rides Museum, Montgomery AL

'Transforming Hate: Freedom Riders, 1961' by Jean Grosser, here include images of riders Doris Castle, Peter Ackerberg, and Dion Diamond:

Freedom Rides Museum, Montgomery AL

'Let Freedom Ride II' by Yvonne Wells:
Freedom Rides Museum, Montgomery AL

Portrait of Chela Lightchild by Eric Ethridge, accompanied by her arrest photo when she was 20 and went by Marcia Rosenbaum:
Freedom Rides Museum, Montgomery AL

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Last year, we saw this mural of 'The Other Bus' -- the Trailways bus.  The sign here to the left of the bus explains that there were two buses of integrated groups of people that left Atlanta on May 14, 1961 bound for Birmingham.  The Greyhound bus is known as the 'burning bus' as it burned six miles SW of Anniston.  The Trailways bus passengers had a harrowing experience as well (story here, from NPR).  

Trailways Freedom Riders Mural, Annison AL

A group in Anniston is raising money for developing a 'Freedom Riders' Park'.

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In 2011, I took these pictures at the Mississippi Museum of Art of Freedom Riders:
Freedom Riders, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson MS

Freedom Riders, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson MS

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Joe Minter's Freedom Riders piece (if I remember correctly, he made this one in 2011 and was exhibited at the museum in Montgomery):
Joe Minter

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