Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
African American Business District
Meridian Civil Rights Trail
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Meridian, Mississippi Civil Rights Trail series list.
Location. 32° 21.747′ N, 88° 42.142′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of 25th Avenue and 5th Street, on the left when traveling north on 25th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 25th Avenue, Meridian MS 39301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meridian Blues & Jazz (here, next to this marker); The Movement (here, next to this marker); African-American Cultural Heritage District (a few steps from this marker); Urban Center Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Meridian Rhythm & Blues and Soul Music (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sit-Ins, Pickets & Boycotts (about 600 feet away); Lauderdale County World War I Memorial (about 700 feet away); The Grand Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.