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Anniston in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Anniston Memorial Hospital

May 14, 1961

 

—Anniston Civil Rights Trail —

 
Anniston Memorial Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
1. Anniston Memorial Hospital Marker
Inscription. When seven injured "Freedom Riders" arrived at the Hospital on this date, the mob that had attacked them earlier in the day followed. The Riders were testing desegregation of public transportation in the South by riding buses. The bus they had been riding was attacked at the Anniston Greyhound bus station and again six miles outside the city.

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.)
 
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, measured in a direct line); Calhoun County World War I Memorial (approx.
Formerly the Anniston Memorial Hospital, now the Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
2. Formerly the Anniston Memorial Hospital, now the Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center.
0.2 miles away); Tyrus Raymond Cobb (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anniston Public Library Desegregation (approx. ¼ mile away); 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.)
 
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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 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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