Anniston in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Southern Railway Station Attack
January 2, 1961
—Anniston Civil Rights Trail —
Four days later, Talladega College students and faculty marched peacefully along Gurnee Avenue, at one point circling the police station, in protest of the assault.
Erected 2016 by City of Anniston Historic Trails Program. (Marker Number 1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Anniston Civil Rights Trail, Alabama marker series.
Location. 33° 38.951′ N, 85° 49.927′ W. Marker is in Anniston, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is on West 4th Street east of Spruce Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in front of the Anniston Amtrak Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 126 West 4th Street, Anniston AL 36201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trailways Attack (approx. half a mile away); Trailways Bus Station Attack (approx. half a mile away); Anniston Public Library Desegregation (was approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing. Greyhound Bus Station Protest, May 14, 1961 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Calhoun County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tyrus Raymond Cobb (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Murder of Willie Brewster, July 15, 1965 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anniston.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Boynton v. Virginia Supreme Court case. (Submitted on August 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Jim Crow Laws. (Submitted on August 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. Anniston Civil Rights Trail Map (.pdf). (Submitted on August 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Railroads & Streetcars •
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