Dr. Richard Harris House

Dr. Richard Harris House Between May 20-24, 1961 Dr. Harris opened this home to a group of 33 students from Nashville, Tennessee, who were challenging interstate bus segregation.
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Known as the Freedom Riders, the group was attacked at the historic Montgomery Greyhound Bus Station.

01/11/2024

After gathering for welcoming remarks at the Alabama Department of Archives and History on Monday evening, the 2024-25 Black Leadership Institute cohort began their multi-day opening retreat with tours of the state archive, city of Montgomery, and the Dr. Richard Harris House – a local landmark that served as a safe harbor and strategic meeting place for the Freedom Riders challenging interstate bus segregation in 1961 – each offering profound insights on Black history to inform how the Fellows lead their communities in the continued pursuit of justice.

Our first tour of 2024 started off with an amazing group from Whitefield Academy .
01/09/2024

Our first tour of 2024 started off with an amazing group from Whitefield Academy .

01/01/2024
Good morning all , today we would like to wish our very own Dr.Valda H. Montgomery a Happy Birthday and many more.🥳❤️
12/01/2023

Good morning all , today we would like to wish our very own Dr.Valda H. Montgomery a Happy Birthday and many more.🥳❤️

Good Morning on this wonderful Giving Tuesday. ❤️We are asking for your contribution to help us continue to educate and ...
11/28/2023

Good Morning on this wonderful Giving Tuesday. ❤️

We are asking for your contribution to help us continue to educate and share the inspiring stories of those that were an integral part of the Civil Rights Movement.

To make a donation please visit www.richardharrishouse.com and click on the donation button at the top right hand corner of the page.

Our goal this year is $1,961, in honor of the year that the freedom riders sought safety in this home.

Note: Contributions/Donations are tax deductible.

Good Morning
11/23/2023

Good Morning

Happy Veterans Day 🇺🇸
11/11/2023

Happy Veterans Day 🇺🇸

On Saturday , we had a second tour group from Georgetown College.This group of 45 students and staff had the opportunity...
11/06/2023

On Saturday , we had a second tour group from Georgetown College.This group of 45 students and staff had the opportunity to not only tour the house but also get a walk tour in the historical centennial hill district by Val Smedley with Tours of Montgomery.

This past week we had the pleasure again to have Mark Swiggum , Leslie Swiggum  and another great tour group from Minnes...
11/06/2023

This past week we had the pleasure again to have Mark Swiggum , Leslie Swiggum and another great tour group from Minnesota.

This Saturday we had an awesome group with A+ Student VOICES Team. These were  high school students from across Alabama ...
11/06/2023

This Saturday we had an awesome group with A+ Student VOICES Team. These were high school students from across Alabama who are currently enrolled in an advocacy program.
A special thank you to Dawn Owens for spearheading the tour.

We had an awesome visit from NEA State Presidents from North Carolina and Alabama.
10/27/2023

We had an awesome visit from NEA State Presidents from North Carolina and Alabama.

Mark Swiggum and Leslie Swiggum came down to visit with another great group from St. Paul Minnesota United Church Of Chr...
10/27/2023

Mark Swiggum and Leslie Swiggum came down to visit with another great group from St. Paul Minnesota United Church Of Christ and two visitors from France.

We had an amazing visit with a group of students with the Nobis Project . They also shared a picture with us at the mura...
10/16/2023

We had an amazing visit with a group of students with the Nobis Project . They also shared a picture with us at the mural downtown.

This past week we had another great tour with The Nation Travels.
10/16/2023

This past week we had another great tour with The Nation Travels.

08/31/2023

Look who came to visit on our block yesterday- the Icon - Stephanie Mills

This video was taken May of 2022 with a group  of students from University of Dayton with Rev. Renita Green
08/28/2023

This video was taken May of 2022 with a group of students from University of Dayton with Rev. Renita Green

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We had a great tour with our beautiful Louisiana Family. They learned the rich history of the Harris House, Centennial H...
08/21/2023

We had a great tour with our beautiful Louisiana Family. They learned the rich history of the Harris House, Centennial Hill Neighborhood and also grabbed some great souvenirs from Tours of Montgomery

We had a great visit from Church of Ascension -Southwest in Austin ,Texas.
08/13/2023

We had a great visit from Church of Ascension -Southwest in Austin ,Texas.

Last week we had a nice visit from House of Hope & St. Anthony’s group. A few of the group members are not pictured due ...
08/08/2023

Last week we had a nice visit from House of Hope & St. Anthony’s group. A few of the group members are not pictured due to the heat that day.

We had an amazing tour thanks to Michelle Browder of More Than Tours and Mothers Of Gynecology . The tour featured a gro...
08/07/2023

We had an amazing tour thanks to Michelle Browder of More Than Tours and Mothers Of Gynecology . The tour featured a group from the 1619 project which included teachers and Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Nikole Hannah -Jones.

We had an amazing tour with the Law students from Balch and Bingham.
07/31/2023

We had an amazing tour with the Law students from Balch and Bingham.

This past week we had a great visit with a group from Faith Baptist Church in Georgetown , Kentucky
06/24/2023

This past week we had a great visit with a group from Faith Baptist Church in Georgetown , Kentucky

We can finally reveal our little secret. The cast and crew of BET Plus’ ‘College Hill: Celebrity Edition’, Season 2 stop...
06/15/2023

We can finally reveal our little secret. The cast and crew of BET Plus’ ‘College Hill: Celebrity Edition’, Season 2 stopped by the Dr. Richard Harris House! During their visit they learned about the history and legacy of the home from Dr. Valda Harris Montgomery, the daughter of Dr. Richard and Vera Harris.

We would like to give a special thank you to BET, Alabama State University, President Quinton Ross, Dr. Howard Robinson and Dr. Maurice Robinson for thinking of us on your visit!

Hope to see you all again.

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333 South Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL
36104

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