Freedom Riders Reach Anniston, GA

While National Guardsmen remain on the alert in the background freedom riders board bus in Montgomery, Ala., for trip to Mississippi.

May 14 - Anniston, Alabama - The Freedom Riders entered Anniston and were met by a crowd of segregationists who threw stones at the bus, slashed the tires and then set it on fire.   The second bus entered shortly after and the volunteers were met by mobs swinging fists and pipes.   The organizers reacted by mobilizing and sending more volunteer riders.   Drivers refused to continue the trip so the freedom riders flew to New Orleans.