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Organized in 1868, Bethel is the oldest African American congregation in Yazoo City. After affiliating with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the congregation moved to this site in 1890.
c. 1884. The only African American cemetery in Vicksburg established by the Vicksburg Tabernacle #19 Independent Order of Brothers and Sisters of Love and Charity. The final resting place for members of some of the prominent African American families in Vicksburg's history. There are more than 5,500 graves scattered across the grassy tree studded cemetery, which date into the 1940s.
Big Walter Horton, also known as Walter "Shakey Horton," was born in Horn Lake, moved to Memphis as a child and then to Chicago, where he first appeared on the blues scene in the late 1950s. His career encompassed playing blues joints in the Mississippi Delta during the 1920s and 1930s, to studio recording with groups like Fleetwood Mac and Johnny Winter in the 1970s.
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 Cabin on the Bogue was the site of a 1965 plantation workers' site.
On opposite sides of the road are the historic Old Carrollton Cemetery and Bear Marsh Cemetery.
Research center for Southern music, history, folklore, literature and culture housed in restored antebellum observatory.
A self-guided driving tour showcasing key buildings, churches and other sites significant to the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.
Visit the Greenwood CVB office to obtain your Civil Rights Landmarks driving tour brochure.
Tributes set in downtown sidewalk in recognition of our local citizens who have won national and international acclaim. To date, plaques have honored Charlie & Perian Conerly, John Clark,Muddy Waters, Ike Turner, Tennessee Williams, Big Jack Johnson, Dr. Aaron Henry, Super Chikan, Son House, Sam Cooke, and Early Wright.
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