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

Old Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church

Meridian Civil Rights Trail

 
 
Old Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Old Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Folk singer and political activist Pete Seeger was performing for a large crowd of Freedom Summer volunteers when he received word that the bodies of Civil Rights workers James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman had been found. The crowd joined hands and sang, "We Shall Overcome."
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Location. 32° 21.934′ N, 88° 43.518′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of 47th Avenue and 9th Street, on the right when traveling south on 47th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 829 47th Avenue, Meridian MS 39307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Council of Organizations (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lt. Charles Read (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles W. "Savez" Read (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Union Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Missouri Ridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers (approx. mile away); Highland Park (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
More about this marker.
Former Old Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. Former Old Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church.
This is now the Breaking Chain Ministry Church.
 
Also see . . .  'Visit Meridian' page on the Old Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. (Submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionCivil Rights
 
 
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 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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