Anniston Memorial Hospital

Anniston Memorial Hospital (HM20HL)

Location: Anniston, AL 36207 Calhoun County
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N 33° 39.422', W 85° 49.412'

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May 14, 1961

—Anniston Civil Rights Trail —

When seven injured "Freedom Riders" arrived at the Hospital on
this date, the mob that had attacked them earlier in the day
followed. The Riders were testing desegregation of public
transportation in the South by riding buses. The bus they had
been riding was attacked at the Anniston Greyhound bus station
and again six miles outside the city.

When asked by Hospital staff to separate into black and white
waiting rooms, the Riders refused. The staff proceeded to treat the
Riders, defying the demands of the extremists gathered outside.
Meanwhile, Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth organized parishioners
in Birmingham to retrieve the Riders from Anniston.
HM NumberHM20HL
Year Placed2016
Placed ByCity of Anniston Historic Trails Program
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 609081 N 3724750
Decimal Degrees33.65703333, -85.82353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 39.422', W 85° 49.412'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 39' 25.32" N, 85° 49' 24.72" W
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Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 318-398 E 10th St, Anniston AL 36207, US
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