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Mound Bayou in Bolivar County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

AKA Mobile Health Project

 
 
AKA Mobile Health Project Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. AKA Mobile Health Project Marker
Inscription.  
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
sponsored its first mobile health
initiative, the Mississippi Health
Project from 1935 - 1942. Dr. Dorothy
Ferebee, a member of the sorority,
was the project director.
Ida Jackson was the national
president. The project was
headquartered in Mound Bayou,
Mississippi, and served over 15,000
black residents in the delta.

Dedicated – January 13, 2006
Linda Marie White, President

 
Erected 2006 by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsScience & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is January 13, 2006.
 
Location. 33° 52.784′ N, 90° 44.283′ W. Marker is in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, in Bolivar County. Marker is on West Martin Luther King Jr Drive, 0.3 miles east of U.S. 278, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 702 West Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Mound Bayou MS 38762, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within walking distance of this marker. Delta Health Center (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named AKA Mobile Health Project (approx. ¼ mile away); Mound Bayou Blues (approx. half a mile away); Newton (Keys) Hotel Site (approx. half a mile away); T.R.M. Howard (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Mound Bayou Oil Mill & Manufacturing Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); Friendship Clinic (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mound Bayou (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mound Bayou.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Marker located in front of Delta Health Center, Education & Training Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
2. Marker located in front of Delta Health Center, Education & Training Center
Rear of AKA Mobile Health Project Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
3. Rear of AKA Mobile Health Project Marker
Delta Health Center sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
4. Delta Health Center sign
Delta Health Center plaque giving history of center. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
5. Delta Health Center plaque giving history of center.
Dr. Dorothy Celeste Boulding Ferebee image. Click for full size.
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6. Dr. Dorothy Celeste Boulding Ferebee
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 523 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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