Durham School Services donates buses for historical ride
Durham School Services, a leader in student transportation, recently partnered with the U.S. Department of Education to honour the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which outlawed discrimination based on race, creed, sex or national orientation.
Three Durham school buses transported six of the original Freedom Riders and 49 students through Washington, D.C. to Richmond, Virginia for an event with Governor Terry McAuliffe, and back to Washington, D.C.
"We are delighted to partner with the U.S. Department of Education for this historic ride," said David A. Duke, CEO of National Express Corporation, the parent company of Durham. "At National Express we constantly strive to be active in the communities we serve. Providing transportation for important events like the Civil Rights Act commemoration is one way we can be good neighbours and demonstrate the great respect we have for the men and women who have shaped our nation's history."
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended school, work and public facility discrimination.