McCoy Federal Building

Across Farish Street, on the southwest corner stands the McCoy Federal Building. In 1983, this building was named in honor of Dr. A.H. McCoy; it became the first federal building in the nation to be named after an African American. The structure stands on the site where the Jackson Urban League, founded in 1967, was located, along with several African American professional offices including those of Dr. McCoy, Dr. Redmond, the Jackson Advocate, Security Life Insurance Company, and civil rights attorneys R. Jess Brown, Carsie Hall, and Jack Young, Sr.

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).