Ardmore, AL

Credit: Birmingham News

Early in the morning of May 18, Bull Connor and other police officers drive the Riders under cover of darkness to the Tennessee border in Ardmore, Alabama. The Riders are left on the side of a road in the middle of the night, and told to make their way back to Nashville. Instead, the Riders find refuge in the home of an elderly black couple. In Nashville, Diane Nash makes arrangements for a car to transport the Riders back to Birmingham the following day.

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