Liberty House Cooperative

Originally located in the 600 block of North Farish Street, provided purchasing and marketing for 16 handcraft co-ops. In its peak year, 1969, Liberty House grossed $1.25 million. While the Liberty House store in Jackson closed in 1972, three stores remain open in New York City. In 1968, 900 North Farish Street housed the Freedom Information Service, publisher of the F.I.S. Mississippi Newsletter, and an office of the Southern Courier, a movement newspaper published in Montgomery, Alabama.

Sources:

“Civil Rights Driving Tour of Hinds County”produced by the Associated Press, Tougaloo College, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and the Mississippi Development Authority (Tourism Division).