Freedom Schools in Marshall County


Marshall - Marshall - Places

Holly Springs Freedom School Project was located at the corner of 100 Rust Avenue and North Memphis Street and was referred to as Freedom House. It was the headquarters for the voter registration movement in north Mississippi and the headquarters of the local Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). It was also called the COFO (Council of Federated Organizations) house by some locals.


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James Farmer Jr.

Civil rights leader James Farmer, Jr. founded CORE (the Congress of Racial Equality). Farmer was...

James Hill

"One of the slaves of Holly Springs, James Hill became Secretary of State of Mississippi from 18...

Hiram Rhodes Revels

Hiram Revels was Mississippi's first black senator. He is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery. He moved...


Freedom Schools in Marshall County

Holly Springs Freedom School Project was located at the corner of 100 Rust Avenue and North Memphi...

Rust College

Rust's curriculum spanned from elementary education to normal school training for teachers ...


Mississippi Industrial College

Opened in 1905, the college now lies in disrepair. Many of the civil rights leaders attended this ...


Civil Rights Marches and a Federal Lawsuit

(5/15/1968) Following the death of Martin Luther King, citizens in Holly Springs conducted a pea...

Desegregation in Marshall County

(1960s) Wazir Peacock was a SNCC field secretary in Mississippi and Alabama who attended Rust Co...