Freedom School Bombing - Indianola, MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo
N 33° 26.529 W 090° 38.807
15S E 718749 N 3702781
Quick Description: Located on Jefferson St near the Community Garden, this was the site of a school that was destroyed by arson.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2014 8:31:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMMPJ2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member jdwms_1950
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Long Description:
Marker text:

A building at this site serving as a Freedom School and headquarters for Civil Rights workers was firebombed and destroyed on March 5, 1965. The building, originally a Baptist school, had been donated to the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) by the Sunflower County Baptist Association in 1964.
Date Installed:: 2004

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

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