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c. 1868. The oldest African-American church in Grenada; site of Civil Rights meetings.
Collection and display of African-American pictures, books and other historical materials. Also, local African-American citizens and supporters are featured who have made contributions to the city and state.
The Blackhawk-Hills Community Association structure was built in 1966 as a co-op for local farmers. It played a significant role, however, in the civil rights movement as it came to be used for secret civil rights meetings.
The Blackhawk-Hills Community Association structure was built in 1966 as a co-op for local farmers. It played a significant role, however, in the Civil Rights movement as it came to be used for secret Civil Rights meetings. It is located south of Carrollton in the Black Hawk community.
The first marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail was placed outside Bryant's Grocery in Money, Mississippi on May 18, 2011. This was the location that 14-year-old Emmett Till whistled at a white woman in 1955 and was murdered days later.
The Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) was established in 1961 by civil rights leaders to create solidarity among all civil rights organizations functioning in the state during the 1960s.
Dr. Conner was a prominent African-American physician who met with Medgar Evers in this office to discuss Civil Rights matters, including the founding of the local NAACP chapter. Dr. Conner was a strong presence in Starkville until his death in 1998.
Built in 1921, the Eureka School was one of the first modern school houses built for African American students in the state.
Monument commemorates the life of famous civil rights activist. Brochure available from City Hall.
Organized in 1891, First Union is the site of 1960s Civil Rights organizational meetings & a visit from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & Reverend Jesse Jackson. Memorial services for James Chaney, slain civil rights activist and his mother were held here.
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