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Evers was the first field secretary for the NAACP in Jackson at the time of his death, June 12, 1963. The small house and site of his assassination, and the neighborhood of similar houses that surround it, make palpable the very simple longings for freedom and opportunity that drove the Civil Rights Movement. As a museum and house in a historic district, the renovated structure informs those who visit of the many sacrifices that took place in Jackson and in Mississippi, and presents a modern link in the succession of Mississippi landmarks that communicate the history of the state.
Memphis Minnie, one of the best female blues singer of all times, was among twenty performers inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1980.
The number one tree farm in the mid-south has a huge selection of trees in a variety of sizes.
Discover Mississippi's agricultural legacy as you step back in time.
Honors musicians Gus Cannon, Robert Wilkins and Jim Jackson. Gus Cannon, born in Red Banks, MS, wrote "Walk Right In." Robert Wilkins and Jim Jackson are Hernando natives.
Marker honoring Meridian native Hartley Peavey and the company he created, Peavey Electronics.
The Laurel area, a hub of musical activity in southeast Mississippi, has been home to a number of notable blues performers including harmonica player Sam Myers, singer Albennie Jones, and guitarist Blind Roosevelt Graves. R&B blues and rock n' roll producers Johnny Vincent, who founded Ace Records in Jackson in 1955, got his start selling records in Laurel. One of Mississippi's most popular blues events, the Laurel Mother's Day Blues Festival, began its long run here in 1987.
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