Freedom Riders Park will generate significant tourism and bring positive attention to Anniston.
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.
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.
Your donation or pledge will help us to build Freedom Riders Park.