Union Academy

The first free school for African-Americans in Columbus, established in 1877. Sources: African American Heritage Driving Tour of Lowndes County

University of Mississippi Medical Center

UMMC is where Medgar Evers, Benjamin Brown, Phillip Gibbs, and Earl Green died. 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 […]