Wharlest Jackson, Sr.

Wharlest Jackson, Sr. (HM1ZIT)

Location: Natchez, MS 39120 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 33.889', W 91° 23.247'

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Wharlest Jackson was a Natchez Civil Rights activist who lost his struggle for racial equality on February 27, 1967. The explosion of a bomb implanted under his truck took his life. Members of the Ku Klux Klan targeted Jackson, because he was treasurer of the Natchez Chapter of the NAACP and had received a promotion at Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company that would have otherwise gone to a white employee.
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Date Added Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 653038 N 3493328
Decimal Degrees31.56481667, -91.38745000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 33.889', W 91° 23.247'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 33' 53.34" N, 91° 23' 14.82" W
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Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13 Minor St, Natchez MS 39120, US
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