May 5, 2011: Mississippi Freedom Trail created

The Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Division announced the creation the trail as a “major cultural initiative designed to commemorate the state’s Civil Rights heritage.” The first five markers were unveiled during the Freedom Riders 50th Reunion in May 2011, with 25 more sites already selected for markers.

See the list of the first thirty markers at http://www.visitmississippi.org/uploads/docs/press_releases/Mississippi_Freedom_Trail_List.pdf.

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