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Alabama
Central-east Region
Freedom Riders National Monument
Freedom Riders National Monument Greyhound Mural credits NPS Photo
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FREEDOM RIDERS NATIONAL MONUMENT
FREEDOM RIDERS NATIONAL MONUMENT
1031 Gurnee Avenue
Anniston, Alabama   36201
(lat:33.6581 lon:-85.8312)

Phone: 404-507-5605
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In 1961, a small interracial band of "Freedom Riders" challenged discriminatory laws requiring separation of the races in interstate travel. They were attacked by white segregationists, who firebombed the bus. Images of the attack appeared in hundreds of newspapers, shocking the American public and spurring the Federal Government to issue regulations banning segregation in interstate travel.


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Freedom Riders National Monument is located near Anniston, Jacksonville and Oxford
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From Atlanta and Points East From I-20, take exit 185 to Alabama State Hwy 21 North. Turn left on East Eighth Street, then right on Gurnee Avenue. Greyhound Station is located at the corner of East Eleventh Street and Gurnee Avenue. From Birmingham and Points West From I-20, take exit 179 and turn left onto Alabama State Highway 202. Turn left on Gurnee Avenue. Greyhound Station is located at the intersection of East Eleventh and Gurnee Avenue.

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Alabama State Parks

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