Irene Magruder - Indianola, MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo
N 33° 26.811 W 090° 39.093
15S E 718294 N 3703293
Quick Description: Marker is at the intersection of Front Street Extension and Byas Street and notes the home opened to Civil Rights workers and its subsequent firebombing in 1965.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2014 9:16:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMMPJ9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member jdwms_1950
Views: 2

Long Description:
Marker text:

At this site was the home of Irene Magruder (1898-1973), who was the first African American in Indianola to open her home to Civil Rights workers during Freedom Summer of 1964. Her efforts greatly influenced the Civil Rights movement in Indianola. The home was firebombed and destroyed on May 1, 1965.
Date Installed:: 2004

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

Related Website:: [Web Link]

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