Giles Penny Savers Store - Indianola, MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo
N 33° 26.572 W 090° 39.023
15S E 718412 N 3702853
Quick Description: Marker located at the intersection of Church Street and Coates Street notes one of the many places in Indianola that were firebombed in 1965.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2014 8:56:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMMPJ5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member jdwms_1950
Views: 2

Long Description:
Marker text:

A store located at this site was owned and operated until 1988 by Oscar and Alice Giles, who were active in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the local Civil Rights movement. The store was firebombed on May 1, 1965, and heavily damaged. With the help of neighbors, however, the flames were extinguished.
Date Installed:: 2004

Organization that placed the object:: The Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Related Website:: [Web Link]

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