Mississippi Blues & Freedom Trails

The blues and civil rights 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

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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