Jackson State Tragedy

Jackson State Tragedy (HM229L)

Location: Jackson, MS 39203 Hinds County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 17.848', W 90° 12.718'

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Mississippi Freedom Trail

Tragedy struck Jackson State College on May 15,
1970, when Jackson police and Mississippi
Highway Patrol officers suppressed student unrest
with intense gunfire. Phillip Lafayette Gibbs
and James Earl Green were killed and many
injured when bullets riddled Alexander Hall and
peppered nearby areas. Law enforcement had
massed at the college to subdue students
protesting harassment from whites driving through
campus, police Intimidation, and the recent
killing of four student demonstrators at Kent
State University by the Ohio National Guard.
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HM NumberHM229L
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Division
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 762535 N 3576823
Decimal Degrees32.29746667, -90.21196667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 17.848', W 90° 12.718'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 17' 50.88" N, 90° 12' 43.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1745 John R. Lynch St, Jackson MS 39203, US
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