Freedom Rides Museum to receive national award

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.{} 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.{} The award will be presented Friday in Spokane, Washington.