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H.R. 5882: Freedom Riders National Historical Park Act

Title: Freedom Riders National Historical Park Act

Introduced: Jul 14, 2016 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: (No First Name Found) (No Last Name Found) [-]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.

Summary: Freedom Riders National Historical Park Act This bill establishes the Freedom Riders National Historical Park in Anniston, Alabama, for the purposes of: (1) arranging for an internationally significant place for public education focused on the Freedom Riders (civil rights activists who rode a Greyhound bus attacked and burned in Anniston on May 14, 1961), civil rights, and the burning of the Freedom Riders' bus; and (2) preserving such historical site for the heritage of that area and as a tourist destination. The park shall be located at 1031 Gurnee Avenue in downtown Anniston at the Greyhound Bus Station site where the attack began and includes the site of the original bus station. The Department of the Interior may acquire additional buildings, assets, lands, and interests for addition to the park. Interior shall complete a general management plan for the park.

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