May 14, 1961On Mother's Day, May 14, 1961, a group of black and white CORE youth on a "Freedom Ride" from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans arrived by bus at the Birmingham Greyhound terminal. They were riding through the deep south to test a court case, "Boynton vs. Virginia", declaring segregation in bus terminals unconstitutional. Here they were met and attacked by a mob of Klansmen. The riders were severely assaulted while the police watched, yet the youth stood their grounds.
|Placed By||Alabama Historical Commission, Greyhound and Kenneth Mullinax Jr|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 8:15pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 517746 N 3708587|
|Decimal Degrees||33.51670000, -86.80890000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 31.002', W 86° 48.534'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 31' 0.12" N, 86° 48' 32.04" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401-437 19th St N, Birmingham AL 35203, US|
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