February 18, 2006 04:51:51 GMT
The midnight blue tour bus that carried music legend Ray Charles around the country has been donated to Morehouse College
Late music great Ray Charles has had his midnight blue tour bus donated to Morehouse College, the college by the Ray Charles Foundation. Just for everybody to know, the bus is a historic vehicle as it is the one that carried Ray around the country.
The bus, which is emblazoned with the image of Ray's face, is fully equipped with 35 customized seats, four televisions and a kitchen. It will first be on display before then used for trips by student groups. "This is where Ray would have wanted to be. It served us well and now we want it to serve the wonderful students at Morehouse College." Joe Adams, Ray's longtime manager said.
On the other hand, Morehouse College president Walter Massey said "This is a fitting symbol to illustrate the relationship that Ray had with Morehouse. The Performing Arts Center, which will be named for Ray, as well as the symbolism of the bus will inspire our students."