Anniston Public Library Desegregation

Anniston Public Library Desegregation (HM20HM)

Location: Anniston, AL 36201 Calhoun County
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N 33° 39.419', W 85° 49.666'

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September 15-16, 1963

—Anniston Civil Rights Trail —

Desegregation of the Library began when two African American
pastors, Reverends William B. McClain and Nimrod Q. Reynolds,
peacefully attempted to enter the building on September 15, 1963.
Their actions were endorsed by the city of Anniston Human
Relations Council, which was pursuing desegregation of public
institutions in Anniston. As the men approached the Library,
several white men attacked them, and both men were injured,
Reynolds seriously. The next day, Reverends J. Phillips Noble and
George Smitherman, City Commissioner Miller Sproull, and
Library board members Charlie Doster and Carelton Lentz
accompanied McClain as he entered the Library without incident
and checked out a book.
HM NumberHM20HM
Year Placed2016
Placed ByCity of Anniston Historic Trails Program
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 608689 N 3724740
Decimal Degrees33.65698333, -85.82776667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 39.419', W 85° 49.666'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 39' 25.14" N, 85° 49' 39.96" 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 108 E 10th St, Anniston AL 36201, US
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