Indianola in Sunflower County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Giles Penny Savers Store
A store located at this site was owned and operated until 1988 by Oscar and Alice Giles, who were active in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the local Civil Rights movement. The store was firebombed on May 1, 1965, and heavily damaged. With the help of neighbors, however, the flames were extinguished.
Erected 2004 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 33° 26.572′ N, 90° 39.023′ W. Marker is in Indianola, Mississippi, in Sunflower County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Coates Street, on the right when traveling north on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Church Street, Indianola MS 38751, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Freedom School Bombing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Irene Magruder (approx. 0.3 miles away); Club Ebony (approx. 0.4 miles away); Church Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Riley B. King (approx. half a mile away); Albert King (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wayne and Minnie Cox Park (approx. one mile away); Inverness (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianola.
Also see . . . The Final Call Civil rights reunion brings memories of struggle. (Submitted on September 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.