Freedom Riders Tour

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A local city with civil rights ties could soon get a couple of national monument designations. Anniston is known around the world as the place where the Freedom Riders bus was attacked and burned in 1961. Next Thursday, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell and Director of the National Park Service, Jonathan Jarvis will tour the city.  They plan to spend time at the former Greyhound Bus Station on Gurnee Avenue and at the site where a mob burned a bus on Alabama Hwy 202. As part of Thursday's events, officials will host a community meeting for people to talk about further protection of these historic sites.  The meeting will take place at the First United Methodist Church’s meeting facility in Anniston from12:30 p.m.-2p.m.

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