January 2, 1961
—Anniston Civil Rights Trail —Local "Jim Crow" laws in the first half of the 20th century enforced racial segregation in public transportation facilities throughout the South. The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Boynton v. Virginia (1960) upheld that segregation in these facilities was illegal, yet African American Talladega College student Art Bacon encountered hostility when he arrived by train at this station. As he left the station, he was beaten by five white men for sitting in the formerly "whites-only" waiting room.
|Placed By||City of Anniston Historic Trails Program|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 608295 N 3723870|
|Decimal Degrees||33.64918333, -85.83211667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 38.951', W 85° 49.927'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 38' 57.0600" N, 85° 49' 55.6200" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||256, 205|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 W 4th St, Anniston AL 36203, US|
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