Former Site of Trailways Busway Station

The first of two busloads of Freedom Riders – nine African American males, two African American females, and one white female – arrived here from Montgomery, Alabama, on May 25, 1961. When they attempted to use the bus station’s white-only facilities, they were arrested for breach of the peace. The fifteen riders on the second bus were arrested as well.


“Civil Rights Driving Tour of Hinds County”produced by the Associated Press, Tougaloo College, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and the Mississippi Development Authority (Tourism Division).