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

Federal Courthouse

Meridian Civil Rights Trail

 
 
Federal Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Federal Courthouse Marker
Inscription. The Federal Courthouse in Meridian was the site of two of the most significant legal actions in Civil Rights history: the filing of James Meredith's lawsuit to integrate the University of Mississippi in 1961 and the infamous "Mississippi Burning" trial of 1967.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Location. 32° 21.966′ N, 88° 42.003′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on 9th Street west of Constitution Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in front of the Post Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2100 9th Street, Meridian MS 39301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Voter Registration (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elsie McWilliams (about 600 feet away); The Jewish Contribution (about 700 feet away); Temple Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marks-Rothenberg Co. (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Grand Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away); East Mississippi Female College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lauderdale County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Also see . . .
Federal Courthouse Marker at the U.S. Post Office. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. Federal Courthouse Marker at the U.S. Post Office.
The Federal Courthouse portion of the building closed in 2012 due to budget cuts.

1. 'Visit Meridian' page on the Federal Courthouse. (Submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on the notable cases of the Federal Courthouse in Meridian. (Submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducationNotable Events
 
 
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 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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