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Gulfport in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dr. Felix Henry Dunn

 
 
Dr. Felix Henry Dunn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
1. Dr. Felix Henry Dunn Marker
Inscription.  An African American physician, lived and practiced medicine here fron 1953 until 2002. His work to register African American voters provoked repeated death threats and fire bombing of his clinic. He was president of the Gulfport Branch NAACP and marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., treating injured protestors during the Selma to Montgomery marches. A champion of public housing and Head Start centers, Dr. Dunn was the first African American to serve on the Harrison County Development Commission.
 
Erected 2011 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1953.
 
Location. 30° 22.412′ N, 89° 6.46′ W. Marker is in Gulfport, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of 38th Avenue and 19th Street, on the right when traveling south on 38th Avenue.
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38th Avenue, Gulfport MS 39501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Therese Parish Hall (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Magnolia Route (approx. one mile away); Harrison County Confederate Monument (approx. one mile away); First Baptist Church, Gulfport (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ship Island (approx. 1.2 miles away); 1863 East Pascagoula Raid (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Gulfport High School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Kellier-Sternberg House (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gulfport.
 
Dr. Felix Henry Dunn Marker and former office. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
2. Dr. Felix Henry Dunn Marker and former office.
View from marker south on 38th Avenue. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
3. View from marker south on 38th Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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