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Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Council of Federated Organizations (COFO)

 
 
Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
1. Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1961, COFO combined the Civil Rights efforts of the Congress of Racial Equality. NAACP, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and local groups under one umbrella. COFO's grassroots campaigns included voter registration, the 1963 statewide Freedom Vote, 1964 Freedom Summer, and organizing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. This building at 1017 J. R. Lynch Street, served as COFO's state headquarters.
 
Erected 2009 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 32° 17.843′ N, 90° 12.114′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of John R. Lynch Street and Short Hickory Street, on the right when traveling east on John R. Lynch Street. Touch for map
Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) Marker and complex behind it. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
2. Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) Marker and complex behind it.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1013 John R Lynch Street, Jackson MS 39203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. COFO Central Offices (a few steps from this marker); M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Noel House (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Summers Hotel & Subway Lounge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jackson State Tragedy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Scott Radio Service Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); Edwards Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .  Opened by Jackson State University 2011, the COFO Civil Rights Education Center. (Submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Another nearby marker, part of the Mississippi Freedom Trail. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
3. Another nearby marker, part of the Mississippi Freedom Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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