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The Mississippi Development Authority unveiled two new stops on the Mississippi Freedom Trail on October 4. The stop in Mound Bayou honors the memory of Dr. T. R. M. Howard, local physician, entrepreneur, and Civil Rights leader. Howard worked at the Taborian Hospital and later at Friendship Clinic in Mound Bayou. He gave Medgar Evers his first job, recruited Mrs. Fanny Lou Hamer to the movement, and played an active role in helping to find witnesses in the Emmett Till murder trial.
The stop in Cleveland honors Amzie Moore, a World War Two veteran who also became an entrepreneur and leader of the NAACP. Moore influenced Dr. Martin Luther King and planned Freedom Summer with Bob Moses in his home on Chrisman Street. A total of thirty stops are funded on the Mississippi Freedom Trail, and more will be identified as further funding is found. Senator Willie Simmons , together with the Delta State University Delta Center for Culture and Learning Director, Luther Brown, are founding members of the Freedom Trail Taskforce.