Holly Springs in Marshall County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
COFO & Rust College Civil Rights Monument
This monument is in honor and recognition of the students who came from across the country and joined with Rust College students and local citizens to register African American citizens to vote. Rust College is proud of its role in this historic struggle for voting rights and continues its role in improving the quality of life for its students and American citizens.
Therefore, this Monument is dedicated this the 6th day of November 2014.
Dr. W.A. McMillan, President 1967- 1993
Dr. David L. Beckley President
Erected 2014 by Council of Federated Organizations.
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Education. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 2014.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1250 Rust Avenue, Holly Springs MS 38635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rust College (here, next to this marker); Ida B. Wells (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Rust College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rosenwald School (approx. ¼ mile away); W.T. Sims High School (approx. ¼ mile away); Hill Country Blues (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ida B. Wells-Barnett (approx. 0.4 miles away); Osborne Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holly Springs.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.