Assassination of F.M.B. "Marsh" Cook
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lovorn
N 32° 00.765 W 089° 17.270
16S E 283906 N 3544136
Quick Description: A Mississippi History marker on Hwy 15 in Bay Springs, Mississippi
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 2/9/2016 5:22:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMQDC0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member jdwms_1950
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Long Description:
Assassination of F.M.B. "Marsh" Cook
On July 23, 1890, Marsh Cook of Jasper County was gunned down by six men after warning citizens that the 1890 Mississippi Constitutional Convention would likely limit voting rights and disfranchise black voters. Cook was a white republican candidate for delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He had urged black voters to organize against disfranchisement. No one was ever arrested or tried for his murder.
Date Installed:: 2011

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

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