greyhound bus station ---- When my Mother took me to Portland for some shopping I was in awe of such a huge place and to see so many restrooms all in one place! ! ! What kid does not have to check out the restroom in a strange and different place. Why is that? The smell of the old bus chugging along was not the best memory, but the old thing got us to Portland and then the shopping began. Those trips were great and I always had some little trinket that Mom had let me pick out. Happy kid.
A group of Freedom Riders from Tennessee stands at the door of a Greyhound bus in Birmingham, Ala., waiting for a bus to leave for Montgomery on May 19, 1961. On April 25, 2008 the Tennessee Board of Regents changed its decision to deny honorary degrees to 14 students at Tennessee State University, who were expelled for participating in Freedom Rides of the 1960s civil rights movement.