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Cleveland in Bolivar County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Amzie Moore Home

 
 
Amzie Moore Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. Amzie Moore Home Marker
Inscription. Amzie Moore (1911-1982), a local Civil Rights leader, built this house in 1941. An army veteran, Moore also worked for the U.S. Postal Service. After returning from WWII, Moore dedicated himself to the civil rights movement, co-founding the Regional Council of Negro Leadership. His home served as a meeting place for many in the civil rights movement, including Bob Moses, Sam Block, Aaron Henry, Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, Jr., Andrew Young, John Lewis and Thurgood Marshall.
 
Erected 2008 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.373′ N, 90° 43.155′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Mississippi, in Bolivar County. Marker is at the intersection of South Chrisman Avenue and Ruby Street, on the right when traveling south on South Chrisman Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 614 South Chrisman Avenue, Cleveland MS 38732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Amzie Moore (here, next to this marker); The Cleveland Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); David R. Bowen
Amzie Moore Home image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
2. Amzie Moore Home
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Enlightenment of W. C. Handy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bolivar County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bolivar County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Delta Blues Inspires W.C. Handy (approx. half a mile away); Cleveland (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Amzie Moore. (Submitted on October 29, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. American National Biography on Amzie Moore. (Submitted on October 29, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
Amzie Moore Home and Freedom Trail Markers image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
3. Amzie Moore Home and Freedom Trail Markers
View looking south on South Chrisman Avenue.
Amzie Moore Home Renovation & Restoration. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
4. Amzie Moore Home Renovation & Restoration.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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