“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Quitman County, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Quitman County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Quitman County, MS (4) Coahoma County, MS (37) Panola County, MS (10) Tallahatchie County, MS (16) Tunica County, MS (10)  QuitmanCounty(4) Quitman County (4)  CoahomaCounty(37) Coahoma County (37)  PanolaCounty(10) Panola County (10)  TallahatchieCounty(16) Tallahatchie County (16)  TunicaCounty(10) Tunica County (10)
Marks is the county seat for Quitman County
Adjacent to Quitman County, Mississippi
      Coahoma County (37)  
      Panola County (10)  
      Tallahatchie County (16)  
      Tunica County (10)  
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1 Mississippi, Quitman County, Lambert — 133 — Sunnyland SlimQuitman County Blues
Albert Luandrew, better known as Sunnyland Slim, who was born in Vance (c. 1906), was a central figure on the Chicago blues scene from the 1940s until his death in 1995. Other noted Chicago bluesmen with Quitman County roots included Snooky Pryor, . . . Map (db m174068) HM
2 Mississippi, Quitman County, Marks — 20 — Marks Mule Train and Poor Peoples Campaign — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
In March 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. visited Marks to get support for a Poor People's Campaign. He envisioned masses converging on Washington in a plea for new anti-poverty projects. King wanted the march to begin in Mississippi, with mules and . . . Map (db m174171) HM
3 Mississippi, Quitman County, Sledge — 8 — Charley Pride
The son of a Sledge sharecropper, Charley Frank Pride first won notice as a singer when music was just a sideline to his early baseball career. Taking a shot at what seemed an unlikely career in Nashville, he went on to record fifty-two Top Ten . . . Map (db m107544) HM
4 Mississippi, Quitman County, Vance — 122 — John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker (c. 1917-2001), one of the most famous and successful of all blues singers, had his musical roots here in the Delta, where he learned to play guitar in the style of his stepfather, Will Moore. Hooker spent many of his early years . . . Map (db m174054) HM
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Jun. 9, 2023