Coleman High School

Coleman High School (HM21T6)

Location: Greenville, MS 38701 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 24.478', W 91° 2.287'

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Named for Lizzie W. Coleman, who
was principal of the No. 2 Elementary
School, Coleman High School was
among the first high schools for African-
Americans in the Mississippi Delta. The
school served as Greenville's main high
school for African - Americans until
1970. First located on Nelson Street, the
school moved to Cleveland Street in 1922.
The present school, designed by architect
N. W. Overstreet, was built here in 1952.
Lizzie Coleman's motto was "Burn
the midnight oil! Be Prepared!"
HM NumberHM21T6
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2007
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 682437 N 3698235
Decimal Degrees33.40796667, -91.03811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 24.478', W 91° 2.287'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 24' 28.68" N, 91° 2' 17.22" W
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Area Code(s)662
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-498 MS-1, Greenville MS 38701, US
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