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Indianola in Sunflower County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Freedom School Bombing

 
 
Freedom School Bombing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
1. Freedom School Bombing Marker
Inscription.  
A building at this site serving as a Freedom School and headquarters for Civil Rights workers was firebombed and destroyed on March 5, 1965. The building, originally a Baptist school, had been donated to the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) by the Sunflower County Baptist Association in 1964.
 
Erected 2004 by the 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 month for this entry is March 1983.
 
Location. 33° 26.529′ N, 90° 38.807′ W. Marker is in Indianola, Mississippi, in Sunflower County. Marker is on Jefferson Street, 0.1 miles east of Hanna Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 621 Jefferson Street, Indianola MS 38751, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Giles Penny Savers Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Club Ebony (approx. 0.4 miles away); Irene Magruder
Freedom School Bombing Site image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
2. Freedom School Bombing Site
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Church Street (approx. half a mile away); Riley B. King (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fannie Lou Hamer (approx. 0.6 miles away); Albert King (approx. 0.7 miles away); Craig Claiborne (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianola.
 
Also see . . .  On the Road to Freedom Violence in Indianola. (Submitted on September 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Freedom School Bombing Marker area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
3. Freedom School Bombing Marker area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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