Places

Sandfield Cemetary

In 1865, the year the Civil War ended, the population of Columbus was 6,000. By 1870 with the emancipation of […]

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

Shiloh was organized by Christian slaves. Land for the church was chartered in 1821. Sources: African American Heritage Driving Tour […]

Smith Park

Across from the Plaza Building where the Citizen’s Council Offices were located is Smith Park, which was segregated through most […]

Smith Robertson Museum

Named for successful barber Smith Robertson, Jackson’s first African American alderman, this 1894 structure was renovated in the late 1920s […]

Society Hill Missionary Baptist Church

Society Hill has a history of activism, with Rev. Ed Taylor as pastor and C.C. Bryant as deacon. The church […]

Southern Christian Institute

Located in Edwards, MS, Southern Christian Institute was a private boarding school for black students during the Jim Crow era, […]

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral

St. Andrew’s maintained an interracial “open door”policy during the 1960s under the leadership of Bishop Duncan M. Gray, Sr., Reverend […]

St. Augustine Seminary

Founded in 1920 and located in Bay St. Louis, St. Augustine Seminary began as a school for black men studying […]

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

At the corner of Pearl Street and Poindexter Street is St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, an African American church associated with […]

St. Paul United Methodist

St. Paul United Methodist Church was the first church in McComb to open its doors to the McComb Movement. Beginning […]

Stallo Community

The Stallo Community is located in the northern part of Neshoba County. In the 1960s, concerned citizens in their community […]

State Capitol Building

In the New Capitol building, completed in 1903, the Mississippi legislature institutionalized “Jim Crow”practices. For example, the legislature passed two […]

State Fairgrounds

For decades leading up to the 1960s, the state of Mississippi had staged two annual state fairs – one for […]

Statue of Medgar Evers

Mrs. Mirtes Gregory, Andrew Lee, E.J. Ivory, and others led the Medgar Evers Statue Fund committee to raise $60,000 to […]

Steven’s Kitchen

From the late 1950s through the 1960s, the upscale restaurant at this location was the meeting place for local professionals […]

Stonewall Public Swimming Pool

Stonewall, Miss., had a local community pool during the 1960s, but during the time of desegregation, the pool was shut […]

Strand Theatre

The Strand Theater was located in Uptown Tupelo and showcased the latest movies. The entertainment available at The Strand was, […]

Strike City

A group of forty-nine African-American men, women, and children decided to go on strike after they demanded a raise of […]

Sugar Ditch

In 1985 Jessie Jackson came to Tunica County, Mississippi. He proclaimed Tunica, Mississippi, to be “America’s Ethiopia”because of its rank […]

Summers Hotel

Located within the 600 block of West Pearl Street is the Summers Hotel, one of two African American hotels where […]

Summit Street District

The Summit Street District was a vibrant area of African-American businesses. It included the Lyric Theatre, whose building housed Holmes […]

Sumner Courthouse

On September 23, 1955, two white men, Roy Bryant and JW Milam, were acquitted at the Sumner Courthouse of murdering […]