Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Meridian Civil Rights Trail
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 13.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. In addition, it is included in the Meridian, Mississippi Civil Rights Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
Location. 32° 22.312′ N, 88° 42.543′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on 15th Street west of 30th Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1415 30th 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. A different marker also named Wechsler School (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carnegie Branch Library for Blacks The Impact of Churches (approx. ¼ mile away); Whitfield "Big Central" High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dial House Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Merrehope (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Merrehope (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Wechsler School. (Submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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 281 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.