One of the oldest historically African-American churches in the area. Although it was rebuilt in 1921, church records precede turn-of-the-20th century.
513 North Matubba St.
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Hours: By appointment only
Admission: Free, but donations accepted
This historical site predates the Civil War. Tombstone markings identify graves as far back as the mid 1860's. Slaves and a few Confederate soldiers are buried here. The cemetery is the resting place of many prominent black families of the Corinth area including the city's only black mayor, E.S. Bishop. The cemetery is still in use today.
Just off Bunch St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Hours: Open Year Round
This state-of-the-art facility serves the University of Mississippi's performing arts needs and fulfills its commitment to cultural enrichment and outreach service. Standing six stories tall, the Ford Center seats 1,200 in its regal main hall. Played host to the first Presidential debate of the 2008 campaign which pitted Sen. John McCain against the first African-American candidate, then Sen. Barak Obama. Obama went on to win the office and was named the 44th President of the United States.
Born in 1874, Gus Cannon was a banjo player who also "played the jug." He wrote and first recorded the song, "Walk Right In," which became a number one hit for the Greenwich Village folk group, the Rooftop Singers in 1963.
Oak Grove M.B. Church Cemetery
NATIONAL REGISTER HISTORIC DISTRICT
c. 1843. Built by Isaac Williams and his brother, Thomas. Both were "free men of color" from South Carolina. Isaac as a laborer and Thomas was a blacksmith. This raised cottage is reinforced with handmade bricks, and its chimneys still stand perfectly straight after over 150 years.
Columbus, MS 39703
Cemetery is the burial site of 13 Confederate Generals including Confederate Maj. Gen. Edward Cary Walthall, Brig. Gen. Winfield Scott Featherston, Brig. Gen. Samuel Benton, Brig. Gen. Daniel and Chevilette Govan. Burial site of heroes, and heroines of the 1878 yellow fever epidemic and Hiram Revels, the 1st African American elected to the United States Senate.
Elder Ave. at Market St.
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
Blues museum featuring history & artifacts of Howlin' Wolf and the Black Prairie Region, Big Joe Williams, Bukka White. Granite statue of Howlin' Wolf on display.
307 West Westbrook St.
West Point, MS 39773
Hours: Thu-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Or by appointment
Admission: $7 Adults, Children under 13 free
Display of Art Collections by African and African-American artists. Artifacts and historical documents are housed in the historic Spires Bolling Home and birthplace of famed journalist and women's activist, Ida B. Wells.
220 N. Randolph St.
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat noon- 5 p.m.
Admission: $4 Adults; $3 Children 12 and under
Born in October, 1899, Joe Callicott spent his whole life in the area south of Memphis. His chief musical associate was Garfield Akers and it was as Akers’ second guitarist that he first recorded in 1929. He recorded some final sessions for the blues documentarian, George Mitchell, in the late 60’s.
Located at Mount Olive C.M.E. Church Cemetery in Nesbit, Joe Callicott’s Blues Trail Marker is one of four markers located in DeSoto County.
Designed in the Ionic Greek Revival style famous for its fluted columns, the oldest building at the University of Mississippi housed most of the classrooms and faculty offices in 1848. Today the Lyceum is the principal administrative center. Its history includes being used as a hospital during the Civil War for both Union and Confederate soldiers and being the site of rioting during the desegregation crisis in 1962 centered on the admission of James Meredith. In October 2006, a Civil Rights Monument, including a statue of Meredith, was dedicated in a grassy area between the Lyceum and the J.D.Williams Library.
University, MS 38677
Hours: Walking Tour Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., By appointment only, Call for schedule