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Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

African-American Cultural Heritage District

 
 
African-American Cultural Heritage District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. African-American Cultural Heritage District Marker
Inscription. The portion of the Meridian Downtown Historic Preservation District centered on the intersection of 25th Avenue with 5th Street has a long historical association with the African-American community due to the concentration of black-owned businesses from the turn of the 20th century to the present. Venues such as the E.F. Young Jr. Hotel, Beale Café E.E. Howard Building, and Magnolia Theater drew train travelers in the area for entertainment. The Fielder & Brooks Pharmacy is particularly important serving as the headquarters COFO during the Civil Rights era.
 
Erected by the City of Meridian and the State of Mississippi.
 
Location. 32° 21.753′ N, 88° 42.132′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of 25th Avenue and 5th Street, on the right when traveling north on 25th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 25th Avenue, Meridian MS 39301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Movement (a few steps from this marker); African American Business District (a few steps from this marker); Meridian Blues & Jazz (a few steps from this marker); Urban Center Historic District
African-American Cultural Heritage District Marker next to former E.F. Young Hotel. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. African-American Cultural Heritage District Marker next to former E.F. Young Hotel.
This revitalized downtown district can be seen in background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Meridian Rhythm & Blues and Soul Music (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sit-Ins, Pickets & Boycotts (about 600 feet away); Lauderdale County World War I Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Grand Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsIndustry & Commerce
 
Marker is on far left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
3. Marker is on far left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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