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The Miller Memorial Center served as a public library and meeting hall for African-Americans prior to integration. It continues to serve the community as a meeting place for start-up churches.
c. 1833. The oldest African-American Baptist church in northeast Mississippi. Organized during slavery.
Organized in 1870 as the first African-American Baptist congregation in Yazoo City. Stained glass windows, balcony with Gothic lettering and stairway.
The second-oldest church and African-American cemetery in Jefferson Davis County. The church has been rebuilt. Guide is available. Red brick church.
"Muddy Waters" Blues Trail Marker was placed in Clarksdale, MS designating the site of Muddy Waters' cabin to commemorate his importance to the music industry, especially the blues. His birth name was McKinley Morganfield. He was a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bandleader. He received six Grammy awards, five Blues Music Awards, and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 1994 the U. S. Postal Service put his photo on the 29 cent stamp.
Scenic park with gazebo and picnic area overlooking the majestic Mississippi River. Historical markers.
A strip of juke joints that flourished from the 40's to the 70's and saw performances by the likes of Little Milton, Eddie Cusic, Charley Booker, Willie Love, T-Model Ford, Little Bill Wallace, and others.
c. 1868. Meridian's oldest African-American Baptist church.
Center recognizes the cultural heritage, trials and achievements of African-Americans in Yazoo County. Formerly the residence of A. J. Oakes, who played a vital role in the education of African-Americans in Yazoo City.
Founded in 1902 by Wallace A. Battle to educate African-Americans and closed in 1965.
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