Civil Rights Freedom Riders

Civil Rights Freedom Riders (HM1CNQ)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 22.479', W 86° 18.54'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 189 views
Inscription

May 20, 1961

On May 20, 1961, a group of black and white SNCC members led by John Lewis left Birmingham for Montgomery on a Greyhound bus. They were determined to continue the "Freedom Ride" from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans that had met with violence in Birmingham. Their purpose was to test a court case, "Boynton vs. Virginia," declaring segregation in bus terminals unconstitutional. Upon arriving in Montgomery, their police escort disappeared, and an angry mob of over 200 Klan supporters attacked and injured them at the Greyhound terminal. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy was so enraged that he sent in 450 U.S. Marshals and thus became active in the movement.
Details
HM NumberHM1CNQ
Tags
Year Placed1995
Placed ByGreyhound and Kenneth Mullinax Jr
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 3:39am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 565002 N 3582173
Decimal Degrees32.37465000, -86.30900000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.479', W 86° 18.54'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 28.74" N, 86° 18' 32.40" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 210 S Court St, Montgomery AL 36104, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?