Mission & Friends

Freedom Riders Park strives to be an internationally significant heritage tourism destination that will attract positive attention for the purpose of educating the public and serving as a focal point for curious individuals. Students and scholars of the civil rights movement will be coordinated with local and statewide heritage tourism efforts and the design will be attractive and dignified. Its tone will be serious and reflective; its components will include educational signage, landscaping, sculpture, sidewalks, parking and other amenities to best serve and attract a diverse audience.

For more information regarding this project, please contact JSU’s Environmental Policy and Information Center at 256-782-8010

Freedom Riders Park Committee


Pete Conroy, Co-Chair
Bill Harbour, Co-Chair
Anthony Dixon, Treasurer
Teresia Hall, Secretary
Georgia Calhoun
Willie Duncan
Bernard Emerson
Maudine Holloway
Walter Prater
Trudy Munford

Freedom Riders Park Advisors


State Representative Barbara Boyd
Former US Rep. Glen Browder
Pat Byington
Gloria Floyd
Steven Lewis
Janie Forsythe McKinney
Tiffany Morgan
Charles Person
KB Solomon
Hank Thomas

Freedom Riders Park Supporters


U.S. Senator Richard Shelby
U. S. Senator Jeff Sessions
Governor Robert Bentley
US Representative Mike Rogers
Congressman Robert Aderholt
Former US Representative Glen Browder
Calhoun County Commission
Anniston Mayor Jack Draper
Former Anniston Mayor Vaughn Stewart
Anniston City Council
AL State Senator Del Marsh
AL State Representative Barbara Boyd
Jacksonville State University
Alabama Department of Tourism
Alabama Historical Commission
Omega Psi Phi fraternity
The Conservation Fund
Northeast Alabama Community Foundation
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
Alabama Power Company
Solutia Inc.
Coosa Valley RC&D

Freedom Riders Park Partnew Weblinks


Official NPS - https://www.nps.gov/index.htm
Official FRRI - https://www.nps.gov/frri/index.htm
Conservation Fund - http://www.conservationfund.org/projects/freedom-riders-national-monument
Anniston Civil Rights Trail – for smart phones http://www.annistoncivilrightstrail.org