Special MLK day presentation at Montgomery museum

January 12, 2018 by  

The Freedom Rides Museum is offering a unique viewpoint during the ‘Through the Eyes of a Child’ event.

Many of the enduring stories of the civil rights movement took place in and around Montgomery. On the day reserved for honoring the most well-known leader of the movement, the Freedom Rides Museum is presenting the story of Dr. Valda Harris Montgomery. Her memoir, ‘Just a Neighbor’, details the day her parents offered shelter to the Freedom Riders as well as her memories of Dr. King, who lived two houses away during her childhood.

The event will include a presentation from the author and copies of her signed book will be available for purchase. Entrance to the event also includes admission to the museum. This is an opportunity for parents and teachers to gather accurate historical information for reports about this historical time for family or school newsletter printing.

The museum is traditionally closed on Mondays but will be open from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on January 15, for this special event. The talk will take place from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. The museum is located at 210 South Court Street in Montgomery. Admission fees are $5 for adults, $3 for children aged 6-18, and free for children under 6. Veterans and active duty military members, college students, and AAA members’ admission cost is $4, while a family and group discount rate of $12 is available.