James Meredith Freedom Trail Marker

4263 Hwy. 51 S. Hernando, MS​ 38632​​


This Freedom Trail marker commemorates Civil Rights activist James Meredith, who was shot in Hernando, MS June 6, 1966. Meredith was leading the March Against Fear to encourage African Americans to exercise their voting rights when he was shot and nearly died. After he was treated for his wounds, he completed the march from Memphis, TN to Jackson, MS.

The marker is located near the spot where Meredith was shot, located in front of the VFW on Highway 51 South.



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James Meredith Freedom Trail Marker
4263 Hwy. 51 S. Hernando, MS​ 38632​​
662-393-8770
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