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Mound Bayou in Bolivar County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

AKA Mobile Health Project

 
 
AKA Mobile Health Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. AKA Mobile Health Project Marker
Inscription. From 1935 to 1942, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority established mobile health clinics to provide medical care to black people in the Delta. Dr. Dorothy Ferebee, a member of the sorority, was the project's director. Primarily based in Mound Bayou, the summer program served over 15,000 residents before being discontinued due to World War II.
 
Erected 2005 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 52.75′ N, 90° 44.527′ W. Marker is in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, in Bolivar County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 278 and West Mound Bayou Drive, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 278. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mound Bayou MS 38762, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delta Health Center (approx. mile away); a different marker also named AKA Mobile Health Project (approx. mile away); Mound Bayou Blues (approx. mile away); Newton (Keys) Hotel Site (approx. 0.8 miles away); T. R. M. Howard
Marker with Delta Health Center in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
2. Marker with Delta Health Center in background.
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Mound Bayou Oil Mill & Manufacturing Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); Friendship Clinic (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mound Bayou (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mound Bayou.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. African AmericansFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsScience & MedicineWar, World II
 
View of marker looking north on U.S. 278 (U.S. 61). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
3. View of marker looking north on U.S. 278 (U.S. 61).
View south on U.S. 278 (U.S. 61) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
4. View south on U.S. 278 (U.S. 61)
AKA Mobile Health Project monument in front of Delta Health Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
5. AKA Mobile Health Project monument in front of Delta Health Center.
Dr. Dorothy Celeste Boulding Ferebee image. Click for full size.
National Library of Medicine - National Institute of Health, 1930s
6. Dr. Dorothy Celeste Boulding Ferebee
Dr. Ferebee & the Mississippi Health Project staff. image. Click for full size.
National Library of Medicine - National Institute of Health, 1937
7. Dr. Ferebee & the Mississippi Health Project staff.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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