Anniston in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Trailways Bus Station Attack
May 14, 1961
—Anniston Civil Rights Trail —
When a desegregated bus carrying black and white "Freedom Riders" arrived at the Trailways Bus Station in Anniston on this date, a group of young white men came aboard to enforce segregated seating: whites in front, blacks in back. The men beat the Riders, forcing them to segregate. After police intervened, the bus continued to Birmingham with the badly injured Freedom Riders kept separated by their attackers.
Erected 2016 by City of Anniston Historic Trails Program. (Marker Number 2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Anniston Civil Rights Trail, Alabama marker series.
Location. 33° 39.352′ N, 85° 49.779′ W. Marker is in Anniston, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Noble Street and 9th Street, on the right when traveling north on Noble Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Noble 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 (here, next to this marker); Anniston Public Library Desegregation (was about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); Tyrus Raymond Cobb (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greyhound Bus Station Protest, May 14, 1961 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Calhoun County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Murder of Willie Brewster, July 15, 1965 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Human Relations Council (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anniston.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.