“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Liberty in Amite County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Herbert Lee

Herbert Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, February 12, 2016
1. Herbert Lee Marker
Inscription.  Herbert Lee, a 42-year-old dairy farmer in the Amite County area, became a member of the NAACP in the early 1950s. In the fall of 1961, Lee began transporting voting rights activists within the Pike and Amite County area. On September 25, 1961, Herbert Lee was shot and killed while at the local cotton gin.
Erected 2010 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Civil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 25, 1961.
Location. 31° 9.39′ N, 90° 48.451′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Mississippi, in Amite County. Marker is on Gillsburg Road Avenue (State Highway 584) north of West Borden Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 395 Gillsburg Rd Ave, Liberty MS 39645, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle Of Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Three Chopped Way" (approx. 0.2
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miles away); Amite County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty (approx. ¼ mile away); Amite Female Seminary (approx. ¼ mile away); Liberty Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); John H. Nunnery (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
Herbert Lee Marker and Cotton Gin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, February 12, 2016
2. Herbert Lee Marker and Cotton Gin
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2016. This page has been viewed 701 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 13, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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