Edward Lee Motel

Located in the 100 block of Church Street is the Edward Lee Hotel, one of two African American owned hotels where civil rights dignitaries and entertainers stayed. The other African American owned hotel was the Summers Hotel located on West Pearl Street.

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).