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The Mississippi Development Authority will unveil two new stops on the Mississippi Freedom Trail, our Civil Rights interpretive trail. Both unveilings will be on Thursday, October 4. At 2 p.m., a stop honoring Civil Rights activist and businessman Dr. T. R. M. Howard will be unveiled at 203 Edwards Avenue in Mound Bayou. At 4 p.m., the second stop honoring Cleveland’s own Amzie Moore will be unveiled at his former home at 614 Chrisman Avenue in Cleveland. These events are free and open to the public.
The Mississippi Freedom Trail began when two participants in a heritage tour conducted by the Delta State University Delta Center for Culture and Learning volunteered to fund the first two stops on the trail. Funding is now available for thirty stops. Most recently, the state unveiled a stop honoring James Meredith at Ole Miss commemorating the 50th anniversary of his enrollment which prompted the end of the university's official policy of racial segregation.
PHOTO: The first stop on the Mississippi Freedom Trail, in Money, Mississippi. Photo by Daniel Ethridge.