Amzie Moore Home
614 Chrisman Avenue
This site served as an important meeting place for Civil Rights activities, including discussion of plans for Freedom Summer.
Broad Street Park
Broad Street and Avenue M
Here in Greenwood, Civil Rights activist Stokely Carmichael used the phrase "Black Power."
County Road 518
The first marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail was placed outside Bryant's Grocery in Money, Mississippi on May 18, 2011. This was the location that 14-year-old Emmett Till whistled at a white woman in 1955 and was murdered days later.
C.C. Bryant's Home
1521 C.C. Bryant Drive
In southwest Mississippi, C.C. Bryant helped establish one of the earliest NAACP branches and served as vice president of the NAACP state branch under Medgar Evers.
Dr T.R.M. Howard Home
203 Edwards Avenue
Mound Bayou, MS
T.R.M. Howard was a Civil Rights leader, fraternal organization leader, entrepreneur, and surgeon. He was one of the mentors to Medgar Evers, Charles Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Amzie Moore, Aaron Henry, and Jesse Jackson.
Fannie Lou Hamer Gravesite
Elisha and Everett Langdon Street
This park contains the gravesite of Civil Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.
603 Church Street
An early voting rights advocate, Rev. George Lee was assassinated in 1955.
Greyhound Bus Station
239 North Lamar Street
On May 28, 1961, a Greyhound bus with nine Freedom Riders aboard arrived here, the third group of Riders into Jackson. The first two came on Trailways' buses May 24. That summer 329 people were arrested in Jackson for integrating public transportation facilities.
Jackson State Tragedy
1400 John R. Lynch Street
Tragedy struck Jackson State College on May 15, 1970, when Jackson police and Mississippi Highway Patrol officers suppressed student unrest with intense gunfire. Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green were killed and many injured when bullets riddled Alexander Hall and peppered nearby areas.
Medgar Evers' Home
2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive
Evers was the first field secretary for the NAACP in Jackson at the time of his death, June 12, 1963. The small house and site of his assassination, and the neighborhood of similar houses that surround it, make palpable the very simple longings for freedom and opportunity that drove the Civil Rights Movement. As a museum and house in a historic district, the renovated structure informs those who visit of the many sacrifices that took place in Jackson and in Mississippi, and presents a modern link in the succession of Mississippi landmarks that communicate the history of the state.
Mississippi State Penitentiary
County Road 518 at County Road 24
Freedom Riders were incarcerated here in 1961.
500 West County Line Road
Nine students, who would come to be known as The Tougaloo 9, fought segregation by using the whites-only public library. Tougaloo was also the site of numerous gatherings during the Civil Rights Movement.
University of Mississippi (James Meredith)
University of Mississippi Campus
James Meredith enrolled as the first black man at the University of Mississippi, resulting in rioting on campus.
915 Byron Street
Amzie Moore first escorted SNCC workers here in 1962, and Fannie Lou Hamer served as a Deaconess.
Capitol and Lamar Streets
A group of Civil Rights activists was attacked while attempting to integrate the lunch counter at Woolworth's in 1963