Ala Freedom Rides site awarded preservation award
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Montgomery's Freedom Rides Museum is being honored with a national award.
The museum has been named one of 22 winners of the 2012 National Preservation Awards.
Ellen Mertins, outreach coordinator for the Alabama Historical Commission, tells The Montgomery Advertiser (http://on.mgmadv.com/S5vRJy ) the award is a considerable honor for the attraction.
The museum is located in the city's old Greyhound bus station, where activists were attacked by an angry mob in 1961. The Freedom Riders were traveling in buses to demonstrate against racial segregation
The bus station was slated for demolition until a preservation effort saved it.
Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com