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Holly Springs in Marshall County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

COFO & Rust College Civil Rights Monument

 
 
COFO - Rust College Civil Rights Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 11, 2018
1. COFO - Rust College Civil Rights Monument
Inscription. In 1964-65, the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) came to Holly Springs, MS.
This monument is in honor and recognition of the students who came from across the country and joined with Rust College students and local citizens to register African American citizens to vote. Rust College is proud of its role in this historic struggle for voting rights and continues its role in improving the quality of life for its students and American citizens.

Therefore, this Monument is dedicated this the 6th day of November 2014.

Dr. E. A. Smith, President
1956-66

Dr. William Nelson Chair, Board of Trustees

Dr. W.A. McMillan, President 1967- 1993

Dr. David L. Beckley President
 
Erected 2014 by Council of Federated Organizations.
 
Location. 34° 46.447′ N, 89° 26.881′ W. Marker is in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in Marshall County. Marker is on Rust Avenue east of North Memphis Street (State Route 7), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1250 Rust Avenue, Holly Springs MS 38635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rust College (here, next to this marker); a different marker
COFO - Rust College Civil Rights Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 11, 2018
2. COFO - Rust College Civil Rights Monument Marker
Monument is next to a Mississippi Freedom Trail marker about the same events.
also named Rust College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hill Country Blues (approx. 0.4 miles away); Holly Springs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign (approx. half a mile away); Asbury United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Walthall Home (approx. half a mile away); Yellow Fever House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holly Springs.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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