Mississippi Blues, Freedom & Writer Trails
The blues and civil rights - and literature - has a rich history in the City With Soul.
Visit all of Jackson’s blues markers for a wealth of blues heritage stories. The Civil Rights Trail provides a tour of the state and those sites that played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement.
Mississippi Blues Trail Markers
- Ace Records - Corner near Capitol and Roach Street
- Alamo Theatre and Dorothy Moore - 333 North Farish Street
- Bobby Rush - Lynch Street/Metro Parkway at Valley Street
- Cassandra Wilson - 3535 Albermarle Road – Brinkley Middle School
- Dorothy Moore - 1400 J.R. Lynch Street - Jackson State University
- Edwards Hotel (renamed King Edward Hotel) - 235 West Capitol Street
- Ishmon Bracey - 2185 Fortune Street – Jim Hill High School
- Malaco Records - 3023 West Northside Drive
- Otis Spann & Little Johnny Jones - 547 South Roach Street
- Queen of Hearts - 2243 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
- Scott Radio Company - Corner of Gallatin and Capitol Street
- Subway Lounge/Summers Hotel - JSU Parkway – 619 West Pearl Street
- Trumpet Records - 309 North Farish Street
Mississippi Freedom Trail Markers
The trail provides a tour of the state and those sites that played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement. Among the ﬁrst markers unveiled were the Medgar Evers Marker, located at his former home, now a museum, at 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive, and at the former Greyhound Bus Station, now an architect’s oﬃce, at 239 N. Lamar Street downtown.
- Medgar and Myrlie Evers’ Home National Monument - 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive
- Greyhound Bus Station - 239 North Lamar Street
- Mississippi State Capitol - 400 High Street
- Municipal Library - 300 North State Street
- Woolworth’s Sit-In - 100 E. Capitol Street
- WLBT - 715 South Jefferson Street
- COFO Office - 1017 John R. Lynch Street
- Masonic Temple (M. W. Stringer Grand Lodge) - 1072 John R. Lynch Street
- Tougaloo College - 500 West Countyline Road
- Jackson State University (shootings) - 1400 John R. Lynch Street
- Smith-Robertson Museum and Cultural Center - 528 Bloom Street
Mississippi Writers' Trail Markers
The Mississippi Writers Trail pays tribute to the state’s most acclaimed and influential writers through a series of historical markers that recognize the importance of place in an author’s life while educating the public about the history and legacy of Mississippi writers.