National Trust recognizes Freedom Rides Museum - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

National Trust recognizes Freedom Rides Museum

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The National Trust for Historic Preservation is recognizing the agencies that preserved Montgomery's historic Greyhound Bus Station and made it into a museum honoring the Freedom Riders from the civil rights era.

The National Trust will present its award for Federal Partnerships in Historic Preservation to the General Services Administration, the U.S. District Court, the Alabama Historical Commission and the Greyhound Bus Station Advisory Committee on Thursday in Montgomery.

The bus station now houses the Freedom Rides Museum. It honors civil rights activists who were attacked by a mob at the station in 1961 because they were integrating interstate bus travel.

The award was officially presented by the National Trust last month in Spokane, Wash., but Thursday's ceremony in Montgomery is an opportunity to involve participants in the project.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local/State NewsMore>>

  • Crews battle Plank Road trailer fire

    Crews battle Plank Road trailer fire

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Emergency crews are responding to an apartment fire on Plank Road.

    More >>

    Emergency crews are responding to an apartment fire on Plank Road.

    More >>
  • Power of 9 Honoree: Forum 35

    Power of 9 Honoree: Forum 35

    Friday, November 24 2017 7:24 PM EST2017-11-25 00:24:51 GMT
    Forum 35 helps Merrydale Elementary beautify its campus. (Source: Forum 35)Forum 35 helps Merrydale Elementary beautify its campus. (Source: Forum 35)

    St. Vincent de Paul's food servers wear hair nets when many are white-collar corporate types in their real jobs.

    More >>

    St. Vincent de Paul's food servers wear hair nets when many are white-collar corporate types in their real jobs.

    More >>
  • Juban Crossing packed for Black Friday

    Juban Crossing packed for Black Friday

    Juban Crossing (Source: WAFB)Juban Crossing (Source: WAFB)

    Some people headed out Thursday for the deals, others waited until Black Friday, but some purposely avoided shopping in Baton Rouge and went to Livingston Parish instead.

    More >>

    Some people headed out Thursday for the deals, others waited until Black Friday, but some purposely avoided shopping in Baton Rouge and went to Livingston Parish instead.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly