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The Sam Olden Historical Museum, located on the second floor of the Triangle Cultural Center in Yazoo City, brings together the County’s diverse past - from fossils dating back some 45,000 years to Native American relics, Civil War History, and African-American History, to the legendary trainman Casey Jones, the Governor Haley Barbour Collection, and so much more.
Sam Carr, Bertha Lee, and Frank Frost Blues Trail Marker is set in Lula, MS where they grew up. All of them made the Blues famous in the 1920's and 1930's. Lee was most famous for recording with and being the wife of Charlie Patton.
Born in Ohio, Sarah Dickey (1838-1904) was a pioneer in providing education to African American students. She operated Mt. Hermon Seminary from 1875 until her death. The site of Mt. Hermon is now the historic Sarah Dickey neighborhood.
Originated under a "Brush Harbor" by Christian slaves. Land for the church was chartered in 1821.
Simmons High School was named for Emory Peter Simmons, an emancipated slave who became an educator in Hollandale in the late 19th century. The first school for African-Americans was built with city and county funds and a Rosenwald donation in 1923. In 1950, this school was named for Emory Peter Simmons.
c. 1847. The oldest Baptist Church and African-American cemetery in Jefferson Davis County. Guide is available.
Church and seminary were moved from their original foundation in Greenville in 1920. Oldest Roman Catholic Seminary in the United States to train and ordain African-Americans for the priesthood.
c. 1884. The oldest African Methodist Episcopal church in Meridian.
Organized in 1884, the church has been located at this site since 1912. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke here during the Civil Rights era.
St. John's United Methodist Church was built between 1886 and 1892 as First Baptist Church, and acquired in 1915 by the congregation of St. John's Methodist Church. One of the oldest African-American church buildings in Natchez.
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