Dr. King Visits Batesville

Dr. King Visits Batesville (HM1LQ1)

Location: Batesville, MS 38606 Panola County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 19.426', W 89° 57.571'

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On Tuesday, March 19, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a number of his aides came to Batesville to enlist participants in a planned Washington camp-in. While in Batesville, Dr. King spoke at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church to explain how the march on Washington was designed to bring awareness to the working and living conditions of underprivileged Americans and demand that the federal government seek to improve those conditions. Dr. King was assassinated two weeks later in Memphis, Tennessee.
HM NumberHM1LQ1
Year Placed2013
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 12th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 227691 N 3802023
Decimal Degrees34.32376667, -89.95951667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 19.426', W 89° 57.571'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 19' 25.56" N, 89° 57' 34.26" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)662, 601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-102 Hoskins Rd, Batesville MS 38606, US
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