Rex Plaza

Jack Reed, Sr., a prominent Tupelo businessman tells of time when he and nineteen others met at the Rex Plaza in response to a speech made by Ross Barnett in Jackson, Mississippi, at a football game. During this speech, Mr. […]

River Site

On August 31, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till’s body was found 2.3 miles to the southeast of the marker. A fisherman discovered the body in the Tallahatchie River, where it had been dumped, presumably as a warning to the black community. […]

Road 515 or “Rock Cut Road”

The murder site of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner is located off Highway 19 South at the intersection of County Roads 515 and 284. Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner were released from jail around 10:30 P.M., and a convoy of cars filled […]

Robins Noble Field

Robins Noble Field was the site for many Tupelo High School Football games on Friday nights. However, it was also the field that Carver High played on as well. Carver High School was the separate school for African Americans. While […]

Rosa Fort School

Tunica’s high school for black students. It replaced all of the former plantation schools and served 3,000 black students in the 1960s. Sources:

Rosa Scott School

This school was named after Rosa Allie Scott, who was an advocate for civil and human rights. She is buried on the school grounds. The school is located on Crawford Street in Madison. Sources: Brown-Wright, Flonzie. Looking Back to Move […]

Rose Hill Baptist Church

Rose Hill Baptist Church is Mississippi’s oldest African-American Baptist congregation, dating back to the 1830s. It is also where leaders of the NAACP, including George Metcalfe and Wharlest Jackson, met to plan local activities. It is located at 607 Madison […]

Rose Street

Several houses along this portion of Rose Street were rented to members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and Woman Power Unlimited. James Bevel and other visitors stayed in this area while they […]

Rosemont Plantation

Rosemont Plantation near Woodville, Mississippi, in Wilkinson County, is the family and boyhood home of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America 1861-1865.

Rowland Cemetery

Rowland Cemetery also known as Smith’s Grove is an abandoned cemetery located on Highway 72 and Pottery Road. Within this cemetery lie the bodies of several Civil War heroes such as R. W. Smith and William T. Rowland. R.W., short […]

Rust College

Rust’s curriculum spanned from elementary education to normal school training for teachers