“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 Ruleville, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Sunflower 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> Sunflower County, MS (28) Bolivar County, MS (52) Coahoma County, MS (37) Humphreys County, MS (7) Leflore County, MS (30) Tallahatchie County, MS (14) Washington County, MS (71)  SunflowerCounty(28) Sunflower County (28)  BolivarCounty(52) Bolivar County (52)  CoahomaCounty(37) Coahoma County (37)  HumphreysCounty(7) Humphreys County (7)  LefloreCounty(30) Leflore County (30)  TallahatchieCounty(14) Tallahatchie County (14)  WashingtonCounty(71) Washington County (71)
Indianola is the county seat for Sunflower County
Ruleville is in Sunflower County
      Sunflower County (28)  
      Bolivar County (52)  
      Coahoma County (37)  
      Humphreys County (7)  
      Leflore County (30)  
      Tallahatchie County (14)  
      Washington County (71)  
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1Mississippi (Sunflower County), Ruleville — 171 — "Greasy Street"
Front For many decades this block of Front Street, known locally as “Greasy Street," was the center of commercial activity for African Americans in the Ruleville area. On Saturday nights Greasy Street was packed with . . . Map (db m160403) HM
2Mississippi (Sunflower County), Ruleville — Fannie Lou Hamer — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
In 1962 at age 44, Hamer tried to register to vote; the next day she was fired from her job on the plantation east of here. She became a civil rights activist, opening her Ruleville home to Freedom Summer workers and other activists. She earned . . . Map (db m174198) HM
3Mississippi (Sunflower County), Ruleville — Fannie Lou HamerVoting and Civil Rights Pioneer
1962   Joined the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). And became a field secretary. 1963   Severely beaten while in Winona, Mississippi when she and other civil rights workers were returning from a SCLC citizenship . . . Map (db m174449) HM
4Mississippi (Sunflower County), Ruleville — 144 — Jimmy Rogers
Front Born James A. Lane at Dougherty Bayou just west of Ruleville, guitarist and vocalist Jimmy Rogers (1924-1997) played a pioneering role in the post-World War II Chicago blues scene. A member of Muddy Waters first band in . . . Map (db m160405) HM
5Mississippi (Sunflower County), Ruleville — Ruleville Depot
Built ca. 1930, the Ruleville Depot served as an Illinois Central Gulf RR depot until 1978. The railroad, built in 1897 by Major C. H. Pond and originally called the Yazoo Delta RR, first ran from Moorhead to Ruleville. With both passenger . . . Map (db m173995) HM
6Mississippi (Sunflower County), Ruleville — 26 — William Chapel — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
The historic William Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, established in 1922, was a longtime meeting place for civil rights activists before the organization of the modern civil rights movement. In 1962 the Reverend J. D. Story was the pastor . . . Map (db m174174) HM
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Aug. 12, 2022