Freedom Riders Park will generate significant tourism and bring positive attention to Anniston.

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May 14th, 1961

A Greyhound Bus left Atlanta, GA carrying among its passengers seven members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), A.K.A. the "Freedom Riders," on a journey to test interstate bus segregation. The bus was met by an angry mob at the bus station in Anniston, AL where tires were slashed and windows broken.

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Background

Freedom Riders Park is intended for students, scholars, tourists, families, international visitors and unintended travelers. Through the development of this park, a small city’s inspirational story will be told and made more available as a part of the entire nation’s civil rights history.

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Help us build the Park

Your donation or pledge will help us to build Freedom Riders Park.

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