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

Freedom Riders

Meridian Civil Rights Trail

 
 
Freedom Riders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Freedom Riders Marker
Inscription. Freedom Riders traveled through the Meridian bus station without major incident, thanks to negotiation efforts by local Civil Rights activists and police. Their experience was unlike that in other cities, where they faced mob violence and arrests.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Location. 32° 21.842′ N, 88° 41.886′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Constitution Avenue, on the left when traveling west on 4th Street. Touch for map. Located at the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 Constitution Avenue, Meridian MS 39301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moe Bandy (within shouting distance of this marker); Voter Registration (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elsie McWilliams (about 400 feet away); Meridian's "C" Battery (about 500 feet away); Country Music Comes of Age (about 500 feet away); The Grand Opera House (about 600 feet away); Marks-Rothenberg Co. (about 600 feet away); The Jewish Contribution (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Also see . . .
Freedom Riders Marker at the Tourist Bureau (former bus station). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. Freedom Riders Marker at the Tourist Bureau (former bus station).
 'Visit Meridian' page on the Freedom Riders. (Submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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