Anniston, Alabama






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A Taste of Anniston, Alabama

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT ANNISTON?

  1. Anniston is a city in Calhoun County in the state of Alabama, United States. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the city had a population of 23,741.

  2. Named The Model City by Atlanta newspaperman Henry W. Grady for its careful planning in the late 19th century, the city is situated on the slope of Blue Mountain.

  3. In February 1964, Anniston Hardware, owned by the Sproull family, was bombed, presumably in retaliation for Commissioner Sproull's integration efforts. On the night July 15, 1965 a white racist rally was held in Anniston, after which Willie Brewster, a black foundry worker, was shot and killed while driving home from work. A $20,000 reward was raised by Anniston civic leaders, and resulted in the apprehension, trial and conviction of the accused killer, Damon Strange, who worked for a leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

  4. Historian Taylor Branch called the conviction of Damon Strange a "breakthrough verdict" on page 391 of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, At Canaan's Edge. Strange was convicted by an all-white Calhoun County jury to the surprise of many people, including civil rights leaders who had planned to protest an acquittal. This was the first conviction of a white person for killing a black person in civil rights era Alabama.

  5. Culture, events and attractions:  The Spirit of Anniston Main Street Program, Inc., a nonprofit organization started in 1993, spearheaded the restoration and revitalization of historic downtown Anniston, with a strong focus on the city's main thoroughfare, Noble Street.

  6. The Knox Concert Series regularly brings world-renowned musical and dance productions to the area. Anniston is also home to Community Actors' Studio Theatre community theatre organization, which performs plays, musicals, and revues featuring local performers, actors, and musicians. CAST also features specially funded programs to help educate area children in the arts for free. The city also is home to the Anniston Museum of Natural History and the Berman Museum of World History.

  7. The city has many examples of Victorian-style homes, some of which have been restored or preserved. Several of the city’s churches are architecturally significant or historic, including Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Grace Episcopal Church, and Parker Memorial Baptist Church. Temple Beth EL, dedicated in 1893, has the oldest building in the state continuously and currently being used for Jewish worship and including a little known but impressive and lovely little predominately African-American church, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church on what is known as the Zion Hill community.

  8. The median income for a household in the city was $27,385, and the median income for a family was $36,067.

Radio Stations:
WGRW 90.7 FM Anniston, AL Religious
W282BD (WGBZ) 104.3 FM Anniston, AL Urban Contemporary
WHMA 1390 AM Anniston, AL Gospel Music
WGBZ 1490 AM Anniston, AL Urban Contemporary
WDNG 1450 AM Anniston, AL News/Talk
W256BH (WGBZ) 99.1 FM Oxford, AL Urban Contemporary

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Demographics of Anniston, Alabama

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

48.71%

48.69%

0.27%

0.78%

1.68%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Anniston, Alabama


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Adja Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   1118 S Quintard Ave - Anniston, AL (256) 238-1202

  2. Blessed & Renewed Beauty Salon -  Category: Hair Salons -   4418 McClellan Boulevard - Anniston, AL 36206 (256) 237-1202

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Cleophus Thomas Jr -  Category: Attorney -   P O Box 2363 Anniston, AL 36202-2363 (256) 236-1950  - (view video)

Cleo Thomas Jr on YouTube 
  David E. Reddick interviews Attorney Cleo Thomas Jr. on his role in the City of Anniston and an in-the-home father (video)
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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Dallas Soul Food & Bar -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   1436 Nocoseka Trail Apartment A1 - Anniston, AL 36207-6720

  2. J's Wings & Fish -  Category: Burgers, Hot Dogs and Southern & Soul -   420 W 15th St - Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 525-8725

  3. Mama's Sole Food Dinner -  Category: Soul Food -   514 W 15th St - Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 231-0055

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Anniston, Alabama Elks Lodge Bama Shuffle

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CHURCHES



  1. Hill Crest Baptist Church -  5117 Post Oak Road, Anniston, AL 36206-1763 (256) 236-1464

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Juneteenth Heritage Festival
    (June)   800 Museum Dr. , Anniston, Alabama (256) 237-6766   - (visit website)

    African inspired crafts, clothing, artwork and more in the museum lobby.


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