Freedom Riders in Little Rock Historical

Freedom Riders in Little Rock Historical (HM1XFE)

Location: Little Rock, AR 72201 Pulaski County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 44.89', W 92° 16.306'

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On 10 July 1961 five Freedom Riders from the St. Louis branch the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) - Benjamin Elton Cox, Annie Lumpkin, Bliss Ann Malone, John Curtis Raines and Janet Reinitz-arrived at the Mid-West Trailways bus station at Markham and St. Louis Streets. A crowd of between 300 and 400 people watched as they were arrested. The Riders were later released from jail and continued their journey to New Orleans. The Freedom Rides led to the desegregation of bus terminal facilities in Little Rock and other cities by order of the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) on 1 November 1961
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Date Added Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 566656 N 3845357
Decimal Degrees34.74816667, -92.27176667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.89', W 92° 16.306'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 53.4" N, 92° 16' 18.36" W
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Area Code(s)501
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 S Louisiana St, Little Rock AR 72201, US
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