1937-1967Wharlest 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|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 653038 N 3493328|
|Decimal Degrees||31.56481667, -91.38745000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 33.889', W 91° 23.247'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 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 Address||At or near 13 Minor St, Natchez MS 39120, US|
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