Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Wharlest Jackson, Sr.
Wharlest Jackson was a Natchez Civil Rights activist who lost his struggle for racial equality on February 27, 1967. The explosion of a bomb implanted under his truck took his life. Members of the Ku Klux Klan targeted Jackson, because he was treasurer of the Natchez Chapter of the NAACP and had received a promotion at Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company that would have otherwise gone to a white employee.
Location. 31° 33.889′ N, 91° 23.247′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is on Minor Street south of North Doctor M.L.K. Jr. Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Minor Street, Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Music on St. Catherine Street (approx. 0.6 miles away); Papa Lightfoot & The Natchez Blues (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); History of St. Catherine Street (approx. 0.6 miles away); Forks of the Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Voss Family and A-B Motor Company (approx. 0.7 miles away); Forks of the Road Historical Site (approx. 0.7 miles away); Holy Family Church and School (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights •
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