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

Council of Organizations

Meridian Civil Rights Trail

 
 
Council of Organizations Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Council of Organizations Marker
Inscription. The Council of Organizations is a nonprofit association that promotes social, cultural and educational interests of the African-American community. The building was formerly an IGA grocery that was picketed during the Civil Rights movement.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Location. 32° 21.911′ N, 88° 43.371′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on 45th Avenue north of 8th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 814 45th Avenue, Meridian MS 39307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lt. Charles Read (approx. mile away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. mile away); Charles W. "Savez" Read (approx. mile away); First Union Missionary Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Missouri Ridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers (approx. mile away); Highland Park (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Also see . . .
1. 'Visit Meridian' page on the Council of Organizations.
Council of Organizations office & marker in former IGA store. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. Council of Organizations office & marker in former IGA store.
(Submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. The Council of Organizations website. (Submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
Council of Organizations sign in front of office. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
3. Council of Organizations sign in front of office.
 
 
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 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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