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Batesville in Panola County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dr. King Visits Batesville

 
 
Dr. King Visits Batesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phillip Knecht, July 10, 2015
1. Dr. King Visits Batesville Marker
Inscription. On Tuesday, March 19, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a number of his aides came to Batesville to enlist participants in a planned Washington camp-in. While in Batesville, Dr. King spoke at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church to explain how the march on Washington was designed to bring awareness to the working and living conditions of underprivileged Americans and demand that the federal government seek to improve those conditions. Dr. King was assassinated two weeks later in Memphis, Tennessee.
 
Erected 2013 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 34° 19.426′ N, 89° 57.571′ W. Marker is in Batesville, Mississippi, in Panola County. Marker is at the intersection of Hoskins Road and Panola Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Hoskins Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Batesville MS 38606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Stephens Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Bates House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Batesville Mounds
Dr. King Visits Batesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phillip Knecht, July 10, 2015
2. Dr. King Visits Batesville Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); Sardis (approx. 8.2 miles away); Como (approx. 13 miles away); Napolian Strickland (approx. 13.1 miles away); Mississippi Fred McDowell (approx. 13.1 miles away); Otha Turner (approx. 13.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Batesville.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil Rights
 
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Phillip Knecht, July 10, 2015
3. Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2015, by Phillip Knecht of Holly Springs, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2015, by Phillip Knecht of Holly Springs, Mississippi. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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