Indianola in Sunflower County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
At this site was the home of Irene Magruder (1898-1973), who was the first African American in Indianola to open her home to Civil Rights workers during Freedom Summer of 1964. Her efforts greatly influenced the Civil Rights movement in Indianola. The home was firebombed and destroyed on May 1, 1965.
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 • Women. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
Location. 33° 26.811′ N, 90° 39.093′ W. Marker is in Indianola, Mississippi, in Sunflower County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street Extension and Byas Street, on the right when traveling south on Front Street Extension. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 Byas 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. Church Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Club Ebony (approx. 0.2 miles away); Riley B. KingGiles Penny Savers Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fannie Lou Hamer (approx. 0.3 miles away); Albert King (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freedom School Bombing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wayne and Minnie Cox Park (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianola.
Also see . . . "Civil Rights Movement Veterans" Irene Magruder. (Submitted on September 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 314 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.