Anniston in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Anniston Memorial Hospital
May 14, 1961
—Anniston Civil Rights Trail —
When asked by Hospital staff to separate into black and white waiting rooms, the Riders refused. The staff proceeded to treat the Riders, defying the demands of the extremists gathered outside. Meanwhile, Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth organized parishioners in Birmingham to retrieve the Riders from Anniston.
Erected 2016 by City of Anniston Historic Trails Program. (Marker Number 7.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Anniston Civil Rights Trail, Alabama marker series.
Location. 33° 39.422′ N, 85° 49.412′ W. Marker is in Anniston, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is on East 10th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 East 10th Street, Anniston AL 36207, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grace Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away, Calhoun County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tyrus Raymond Cobb (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anniston Public Library Desegregation (was approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing. ); Parker Memorial Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Anniston World War (approx. 0.3 miles away); Temple Beth El (approx. 0.3 miles away); Temple Beth El Section Hillside Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anniston.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Anniston Civil Rights Trail Map (.pdf). (Submitted on August 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia section on the violence and actions at the hospital. (Submitted on August 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Roads & Vehicles • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 141 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.