Places

Bellflower Baptist Church

Headquarters for the movement where many of the rallies were held. It is the third oldest black Baptist Church in Mississippi. Every night, mass meetings would occur here. They taught classes and showed films at the church. Lott said that […]

Benjamin Brown Park

In 1995, the Jackson City Council named this park in honor of Benjamin Brown. On May 10, 1967, when two African American police officers attempted to arrest a speeder on Lynch Street at Jackson State, they were harassed by swarms […]

Black History Gallery Inc

This gallery was started by Ms. Hilda Casin, and admission is free. It houses a variety of African and African-American artifacts, pictures, books, charts, and historical materials.

Black History Museum of Corinth

Located in the former residence of William Dakota and Adrienne Combs Webb, the home was donated to the city Corinth in 1990.  Adrienne Combs Webb (1896-1987) was the daughter of J. B. Combs, principal of the Colored School. The African-American […]

Bogue Chitto Swamp

The burned 1963 blue Ford station wagon driven by the three missing civil rights workers (Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner) was found by a Choctaw Indian in the Bogue Chitto Swamp thirteen miles northeast of Philadelphia on Highway 21. Investigating officers […]

Booker T. Washington School

Booker T. Washington School was a black school in the 1960s that taught first through fifth grade. Today it is no longer in operation. Sources: Payne, Charles M. I’ve Got the Light of Freedom: the Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi […]

Booker T. Washington School

The first school for black children in the city of Philadelphia was held in the Black Masonic Lodge just off Wilson Street. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stephens organized the school with Mrs. Stephens being one of the first teachers. The […]

Burglund Senior High School

In 1961, 15-year-old Burglund student Brenda Travis along with 20-year-olds Ike Lewis and Bobbie Talbert were arrested and jailed for participating in a sit-in demonstration at the Greyhound bus terminal. The school’s principal, Mr. Commodore Dewey Higgins, suspended Brenda Travis […]

Burglund Supermarket and Masonic Temple

The Burglund Supermarket was joint business venture established in the 1950s by local black businessmen, Mr. G.W. Martin, Mr. Pete Lewis, Mr. Percy Larry, Mr. Charlie Gavden, and Mr. Jack Morgan. The Masonic Temple (Eureka Lodge No. 5) was located […]