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

The Jewish Contribution

Meridian Civil Rights Trail

 
 
The Jewish Contribution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. The Jewish Contribution Marker
Inscription. Jewish merchants contributed greatly to Meridian's growth. The Grand Opera House (MSU Riley Center) and the Threefoot Building stand as evidence of their business success. Although Jews were well accepted in Meridian, their support of Civil Rights issues made them a target of Ku Klux Klan violence.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 32° 21.843′ N, 88° 42.008′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on 22nd Avenue north of 5th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located against the wall of the MSU building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22nd Avenue, Meridian MS 39301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marks-Rothenberg Co. (a few steps from this marker); The Grand Opera House (a few steps from this marker); Country Music Comes of Age (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sit-Ins, Pickets & Boycotts (about 300 feet away); Lauderdale County World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away); Meridian Rhythm & Blues and Soul Music
The Jewish Contribution Marker against wall of the Marks-Rothenburg building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. The Jewish Contribution Marker against wall of the Marks-Rothenburg building.
(about 500 feet away); Voter Registration (about 500 feet away); Freedom Riders (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Also see . . .  'Visit Meridian' page on the Jewish Contribution. (Submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & ReligionEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce
 
 
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 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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