Alagasco civil rights gas lights http://apr.org en Commemorative Gas Light Recognizes Freedom Riders http://apr.org/post/commemorative-gas-light-recognizes-freedom-riders <p>Alagasco has unveiled the fourth of five gas lights commemorating the civil rights movement in Alabama.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; A ceremony was held Thursday in Anniston for a gas light recognizing the Freedom Riders. They set out across the South in 1961 to test enforcement of federal rules banning segregation on interstate bus travel. But their Greyhound bus was burned in Anniston and they were attacked by a mob.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The light is located near the Freedom Riders mural in Anniston, and it is across the street from the original Greyhound bus station.<br> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:43:13 +0000 The Associated Press 36553 at http://apr.org Commemorative Gas Light Recognizes Freedom Riders