Historic Markers Across Alabama

Civil Rights Freedom Riders

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: at the site of a former Greyhound bus station on 4th Ave. N at 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL.
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 30.999    W 086° 48.517
  33.51665    -86.80861666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


On Mothers' Day, May 14, 1961, a group of black and white CORE youth on a "Freedom Ride" from Washington, DC to New Orleans arrived by bus at the Birmingham Greyhound Bus Terminal. They were riding through the deep south to test a court case, "Boynton vs

End of Civil Rights Freedom Riders