Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders (HMNVZ)

Location: Anniston, AL 36201 Calhoun County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 38.076', W 85° 54.623'

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On May 14, 1961, a Greyhound bus left Atlanta, GA carrying among its passengers seven members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), a.k.a. the "Freedom Riders," on a journey to test interstate bus segregation. The bus was met by an angry mob at the bus station in Anniston, AL where tires were slashed and windows broken. Upon leaving Anniston, the bus was followed by the mob to this site where the driver stopped to change the tire. The crowd set the bus on fire and attacked passengers as they departed. The incident served to strengthen the resolve for the civil rights movement.
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HM NumberHMNVZ
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association and Sponsored by Theta Tau Chapter of Omega PSI Phi Fraternity Inc. of Anniston
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 7:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 601054 N 3722174
Decimal Degrees33.63460000, -85.91038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 38.076', W 85° 54.623'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 38' 4.56" N, 85° 54' 37.38" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5201 AL-202, Anniston AL 36201, US
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