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Clarksdale in Coahoma County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Haven United Methodist Church

 
 
Haven United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
1. Haven United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1880 as Haven Memorial and renamed Haven UMC in 1968, the church was completed in 1923. Clarksdale's first low-income daycare was opened here in 1965 by Lilian Johnson. In 1958, Rev. Theodore Trammel and Dr. Aaron Henry hosted civil rights meetings with Dr. M.L. King, Jr. and Medgar Evers. Members of the church have included Henry Espy Jr., Clarksdale's first African American mayor, Vivian M. Presley, Mississippi's first female junior college president, and Donell Harrell, the city's first black school superintendent.
 
Erected 2016 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 34° 11.905′ N, 90° 34.311′ W. Marker is in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in Coahoma County. Marker is at the intersection of Yazoo Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard
Haven United Methodist Church & marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
2. Haven United Methodist Church & marker
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, on the right when traveling north on Yazoo Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 404 Yazoo Ave, Clarksdale MS 38614, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Aaron Henry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Aaron Henry (within shouting distance of this marker); The New World (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist M.B. Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sam Cooke (about 400 feet away); Big Jack Johnson (about 700 feet away); Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival (approx. 0.2 miles away); Delta Blues Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksdale.
 
The view west on Martin Luther King Blvd. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
3. The view west on Martin Luther King Blvd.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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