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

Wechsler School

Meridian Civil Rights Trail

 
 
Wechsler School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Wechsler School Marker
Inscription. Built in 1894, Wechsler School was Mississippi's first brick public school building for black children to be constructed with public funds. It was named in honor of Rabbi Judah Weschler, who led the effort to provide public education for black children.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Location. 32° 22.312′ N, 88° 42.543′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on 15th Street west of 30th Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1415 30th Avenue, Meridian MS 39301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Wechsler School (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Impact of Churches (approx. mile away); Whitfield "Big Central" High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dial House Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Merrehope (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Merrehope (approx. 0.4 miles away); Missouri Ridge (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Also see . . .
Wechsler School and the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. Wechsler School and the marker.

1. 'Visit Meridian' page on the Wechsler School. (Submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on the Wechsler School. (Submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
View of the Wechsler School and another marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
3. View of the Wechsler School and another marker.
Another nearby Wechsler School marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
4. Another nearby Wechsler School marker
 
 
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 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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