Anderson Chapel is a Christian Methodist Episcopal Church with a long and interesting history. The…
Bishop Elias Cottrell (1853-1937) was born into slavery in Marshall County. As a young child,…
The Bessie Jones House is a Queen Anne Victorian house in Holly Springs that has…
Asbury United Methodist Church, founded in 1866, has played an important role in the history of African-Americans in Holly Springs.
The Turner Lane House, built in 1870, was for several decades the home of the State Normal School for Negroes, a Reconstruction-era school for blacks.
Randalia is the abandoned former President’s home of Mississippi Industrial College.
Catherine Hall, part of the Mississippi Industrial College,also incorporated an earlier antebellum house. It was destroyed in 2012.
Rust College is an influential historically African-American college, founded in 1866.
Tutwiler is home to the Funeral Home where Emmett Till’s body was prepared, before his body was sent back to Chicago.
This is the spot on the Tallahatchie River where Emmett Till’s body was discovered, after his murder in 1955.