Places

Nanih Waiya Indian Mennonite Church

Nanih Waiya Indian Mennonite Church was a congregation of Choctaw Mennonites in Neshoba County that suffered three bombings between September 1964 and December 1966.  The bombings took place against the backdrop of the Freedom Summer murders of James Chaney, Andrew […]

Negro Masonic Lodge

This all-black Masonic Lodge in Forest, MS, was accused by the Sovereignty Commission of being a hub of NAACP activity. Historically, the Freemasons at large did not recognize black Masonic Lodges. Sources: Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, Mississippi Department of Archives & […]

Negro Masonic Lodge

This all-back Masonic Lodge in Marks, MS, reportedly served as a headquarters for COFO (Council of Federated Organizations) civil rights agitators. Sources: Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, Mississippi Department of Archives & History

Neshoba Central High

The school is located at 1125 Golf Course Road, south of Highway 16 East. Neshoba Central School was built in 1963 to serve the white students who lived in the county. Students from the Stallo Community who first attended an […]

Neshoba County Jail

In 1964, the Neshoba County Jail was located at 422 Myrtle Street. This is where the three civil rights workers (Goodman, Chaney, Schwerner) were taken and held when arrested on June 21. They were later released around 10:30 P.M. to […]

New Mt. Zion M.B. Church

The New Mt. Zion M.B. Church hosted a meeting of the Progressive Voter’s League on May 15, 1956. The pastor, Rev. D. B. Rushing, held the meeting in order to protest the shooting death of Ben Brown. The protest urged […]

North State Street

North State Street was the route used by the “March Against Fear”participants, who went from Tougaloo College to downtown Jackson. Located within the 5000 block of North State Street was the former office of Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Mrs. Hazel Brannon […]