The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders
Learning about history can be as simple and engaging as sharing a story. Come hear author B.J. Hollars and Freedom Rider Dr. Ernest "Rip" Patton, Jr. as they recount personal stories of the Civil Rights Freedom Riders, and how participating in this peaceful protest in 1961 not only ended segregation on inter-state transportation, but changed the lives of the over 300 Freedom Riders involved forever.
Dr. Patton will detail his time as a 1961 Freedom Rider and a youth protester as a member of the Nashville Student Movement, while Mr. Hollars will share excerpts from his time traveling with and interviewing other Freedom Riders all over the country. Copies of Mr. Hollars' book will be on hand for purchase and signing.
Event is included with regular museum admission. Adult $5 / Senior, Military, AAA, College $4 / Youth age 6-18 $3 / Family special for $12.
Contact FreedomRidesMuseum@gmail.com / 334-414-8647 for more information.
Sat., May. 19, 2018, 10:00AM – 2:00PM
More Information on Website: ahc.alabama.gov/properties/freedomrides/freedomrides.aspx
Freedom Rides Museum 210 South Court St, Montgomery AL 36106
Category: History, Civil Rights, Community