—Anniston Civil Rights Trail —This district was once the economic and social hub of Anniston's African American community. In its heyday (1940-1950), the District was a "city within a city," with businesses that catered to the black community. Grocery stores, restaurants, doctors' offices, barber and beauty shops, a hotel, and other businesses thrived. The Gem Theater showed movies and hosted celebrity entertainers such as Cab Calloway and Lewis Jordan. At the Blair Hotel, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. held strategy sessions with Rev. Nimrod Q. Reynolds and Dr. Gordon Rodgers. The District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
|Placed By||City of Anniston Historic Trails Program|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 607985 N 3725486|
|Decimal Degrees||33.66378333, -85.83526667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 39.827', W 85° 50.116'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 39' 49.62" N, 85° 50' 6.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 399 W 15th St, Anniston AL 36201, US|
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