Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Jackson State Tragedy
—Mississippi Freedom Trail —
Erected 2012 by the Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Division. (Marker Number 6.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi Freedom Trail marker series.
Location. 32° 17.848′ N, 90° 12.718′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on John R. Lynch Street west of South Prentiss Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the west entrance to Jackson State University and across from Rose Embly McCoy Auditorium. Marker is at or near this postal address: John R. Lynch Street, Jackson MS 39203, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bobby Rush (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gowdy Community (approx. ¼ mile away); M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge (approx. half a mile away); Noel House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) COFO Central Offices (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ishmon Bracey (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
More about this marker. This marker is the same on both sides. Normally the reverse side has photos and a longer description. Another unofficial website, (mississippimarkers.com) shows that type of reverse side for this marker and has the Gibbs-Green Tragedy (the two students killed) and their photos.
A second Jackson State Tragedy marker is apparently located near Ayers Hall on campus and was placed in April, 2012.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Jackson State killings. (Submitted on October 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 110 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.