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Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Freedom Riders in Little Rock

 
 
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By Steve Masler
1. Freedom Riders in Little Rock Marker
Inscription. 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
 
Location. 34° 44.89′ N, 92° 16.306′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker is at the intersection of Markham Street and Louisiana Street, on the right when traveling east on Markham Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 W. Markham, Little Rock AR 72201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Site: Arkansas College of Medicine (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The "Little Rock" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Geyer & Adams Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Concordia Hall and Jewish Life in Little Rock
Freedom Riders in Little Rock Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, March 19, 2017
2. Freedom Riders in Little Rock Marker Site
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Porbeck & Bowman Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tuf-Nut Lofts (approx. 0.4 miles away); Augustus Hill Garland (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gilbert Maxwell Aronson (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of Little Rock and the Freedom Riders July 10, 1961. (Submitted on March 22, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
2. The History of the Freedom Riders in Little Rock The Ride to Arkansas - See more at: http://arkansa. (Submitted on March 22, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
3. 2011 Honorees – Freedom Riders and the Desegregation of Public Facilities - See more at: http:. Photo of Annie Lumpkin getting off of the bus in Little Rock, 1961 (Submitted on March 23, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 

4. Civil Rights Digital Library. Cox, B. Elton (Benjamin Elton), 1931- Biography: (Submitted on March 23, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 
 
Categories. Civil Rights
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 140 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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