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

Voter Registration

Meridian Civil Rights Trail

 
 
Voter Registration Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Voter Registration Marker
Inscription.  Voter registration was one of the goals of the Civil Rights movement. In the South, poll taxes and literacy exams like the one given here at the Lauderdale County Courthouse were used to prevent African-Americans from registering. These practices were outlawed by the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Meridian, Mississippi Civil Rights Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1965.
 
Location. 32° 21.887′ N, 88° 41.925′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and Constitution Avenue, on the left when traveling east on 5th Street. Located at the Lauderdale County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Constitution 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. Lauderdale County Archives (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Elsie McWilliams (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Riders (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Jewish Contribution (about 500 feet away); Marks-Rothenberg Co. (about 500 feet away); The Grand Opera House (about 500 feet away); Country Music Comes of Age (about 600 feet away); Moe Bandy (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Voter Registration Marker at the Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. Voter Registration Marker at the Courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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