Meridian Civil Rights Trail facts for kids
The Meridian Civil Rights Trail was created in 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau in consultation with a committee of local residents to highlight the history of civil rights activism in the area.
The first seven markers are within easy walking distance to each other. The remaining eleven markers will require a vehicle to visit within a reasonable amount of time. All Locations are in Meridian, Mississippi.
|1||African-American Business District||Intersection of 25th Avenue & 5th Street|
|2||The Movement||Intersection of 25th Avenue & 5th Street|
|3||Sit-Ins, Pickets & Boycotts||2211 5th Street|
|4||The Jewish Contribution||2200 5th Street|
|5||Federal Courthouse||2100 9th Street|
|6||Voter Registration||500 Constitution Avenue|
|7||Freedom Riders||212 Constitution Avenue|
|8||McLemore Cemetery||Intersection of 6th Street & 16th Avenue|
|9||Newell Chapel||1400 13th Avenue|
|10||St. Joseph Catholic Church||1914 18th Avenue|
|11||St. John Baptist Church||2000 18th Avenue|
|12||The Impact of Churches||Intersection of 13th Street & 27th Avenue||Between St. Paul United Methodist and New Hope Missionary Baptist Church|
|13||Wechsler School||1415 30th Avenue||The first brink public school for blacks in Mississippi that was publicly funded.|
|14||Freedom School||Intersection of 16th Street & Martin Luther King Memorial Drive/31st Avenue|
|15||Council of Organizations||814 45th Avenue|
|16||Old Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church||829 47th Avenue|
|17||First Union Missionary Baptist Church||610 38th Avenue|
|18||James Chaney gravesite||5052 Fish Lodge Raod|
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