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

Newell Chapel CME

Meridian Civil Rights Trail

 
 
Newell Chapel CME Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Newell Chapel CME Marker
Inscription.  Newell Chapel CME Church was involved in Civil Rights meetings and voter registration projects. It was one of three original locations of the Head Start program. The church parsonage was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan in 1968.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil RightsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church, and the Meridian, Mississippi Civil Rights Trail series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
 
Location. 32° 22.264′ N, 88° 41.507′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of 13th Avenue and 14th Street, on the right when traveling north on 13th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 13th 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. McLemore Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic McLemore Cemetery 1839
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(approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named McLemore Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Jimmie Rodgers & The Blues (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sherman's "Bow Tie" (approx. half a mile away); Depot Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Meridian (approx. half a mile away); Railroads and the War (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Newell Chapel CME Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. Newell Chapel CME Church
The brick wall, on the left side of the church behind the marker, has peeled away and is visible on the ground.
 
 
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 304 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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