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

The Movement

Meridian Civil Rights Trail

 
 
The Movement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. The Movement Marker
Inscription. The Civil Rights movement in Meridian has a tumultuous history strongly linked to this area of downtown. From the 1871 Race Riot beginning at Con Sheehan Hall to the Freedom Summer activities of workers at the Council of Federated Organizations building, the movement's roots are here.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 2.)
 
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 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line);
The Movement Marker (on right side) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. The Movement Marker (on right side)
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 AmericansCivil Rights
 
The Movement Marker looking east on 5th Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
3. The Movement Marker looking east on 5th Street.
 
 
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 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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