Spirit of Anniston announces new events to remember Freedom Riders

ANNISTON, AL (WBRC) - The Spirit of Anniston has announced a year-long string of events commemorating the Freedom Riders bus burning of 1961.

2011 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Greyhound bus burning that became an international incident.
The Spirit of Anniston has worked on a civil rights trail. Officials are also planning the creation of a Freedom Riders park at the site of the burnings on Highway 202.

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