"The Civil Rights Church"

"The Civil Rights Church" (HM289N)

Location: Hattiesburg, MS 39401 Forrest County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 18.818', W 89° 17.5'

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On this site stood the old Mount
Zion Baptist Church, demolished in
1993. Known locally as "The Cvil
Rights Church", the church hosted
a "Freedom School" in 1964 and
many mass meetings during the
Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. spoke here on
March 19, 1968, two weeks prior
to his assassination in Memphis.
HM NumberHM289N
Series This marker is part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. series
Year Placed1999
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 7:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 281915 N 3466628
Decimal Degrees31.31363333, -89.29166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 18.818', W 89° 17.5'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 18' 49.08" N, 89° 17' 30" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900 Spencer St, Hattiesburg MS 39401, US
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