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

Federal Courthouse

Meridian Civil Rights Trail

 
 
Federal Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Federal Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  The Federal Courthouse in Meridian was the site of two of the most significant legal actions in Civil Rights history: the filing of James Meredith's lawsuit to integrate the University of Mississippi in 1961 and the infamous "Mississippi Burning" trial of 1967.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducationNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the Meridian, Mississippi Civil Rights Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1961.
 
Location. 32° 21.966′ N, 88° 42.003′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on 9th Street west of Constitution Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located in front of the Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2100 9th 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. Voter Registration (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elsie McWilliams (about
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600 feet away); Lauderdale County Archives (about 700 feet away); The Jewish Contribution (about 700 feet away); Temple Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marks-Rothenberg Co. (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Grand Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away); East Mississippi Female College (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the notable cases of the Federal Courthouse in Meridian. (Submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Federal Courthouse Marker at the U.S. Post Office. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. Federal Courthouse Marker at the U.S. Post Office.
The Federal Courthouse portion of the building closed in 2012 due to budget cuts.
 
 
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 344 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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