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Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sit-Ins, Pickets & Boycotts

Meridian Civil Rights Trail

 
 
Sit-Ins, Pickets & Boycotts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Sit-Ins, Pickets & Boycotts Marker
Inscription.  Sit-ins, pickets and boycotts were used to persuade white-owned businesses to hire black employees and integrate lunch counters. The Meridian Action Committee (MAC) was formed in part to carry out these tasks. Kress, Woolworth's and Newberry department stores were among those targeted by local activists.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Meridian, Mississippi Civil Rights Trail series list.
 
Location. 32° 21.799′ N, 88° 42.039′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and 23rd Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 5th Street. Located next to the outside wall of a law firm office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2211 5th Street, 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. The Grand Opera House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Sit-Ins, Pickets & Boycotts Marker to left of smaller light pole. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. Sit-Ins, Pickets & Boycotts Marker to left of smaller light pole.
Marks-Rothenberg Co. (about 300 feet away); Country Music Comes of Age (about 300 feet away); The Jewish Contribution (about 300 feet away); Lauderdale County World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away); Meridian Rhythm & Blues and Soul Music (about 400 feet away); African-American Cultural Heritage District (about 600 feet away); The Movement (about 600 feet 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 132 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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Oct. 22, 2020