Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Meridian Civil Rights Trail
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi, Meridian Civil Rights Trail marker series.
Location. 32° 21.749′ N, 88° 42.142′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of 25th Avenue and 5th Street, on the left 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. Meridian Blues & Jazz (here, next to this marker); African American Business District (here, next to this marker); African-American Cultural Heritage District (a few steps from this marker); Urban Center Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Meridian Rhythm & Blues and Soul Music Sit-Ins, Pickets & Boycotts (about 600 feet away); Lauderdale County World War I Memorial (about 700 feet away); The Grand Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
Also see . . .
1. 'Visit Meridian' page - The Movement. (Submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on the Race Riot of 1871. (Submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights •
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 71 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.