Indianola in Sunflower County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Giles Penny Savers Store
A store located at this site was owned and operated until 1988 by Oscar and Alice Giles, who were active in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the local Civil Rights movement. The store was firebombed on May 1, 1965, and heavily damaged. With the help of neighbors, however, the flames were extinguished.
Erected 2004 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1983.
Location. 33° 26.572′ N, 90° 39.023′ W. Marker is in Indianola, Mississippi, in Sunflower County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Coates Street, on the right when traveling north on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Church 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. Freedom School Bombing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Irene Magruder (approx. 0.3 miles away); Club Ebony (approx. 0.4 miles away); Church Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Riley B. King (approx. half a mile away); Fannie Lou Hamer (approx. 0.6 miles away); Albert King (approx. 0.6 miles away); Craig Claiborne (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianola.
Also see . . . The Final Call Civil rights reunion brings memories of struggle. (Submitted on September 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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