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Site of Jimmy Lee Jackson’s Shooting

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30. SITE OF JIMMY LEE JACKSON’S SHOOTING-[Jefferson Street] Mack’s Cafe once stood here, behind Zion Chapel’s Methodist Church. It was at this location that Jimmy Lee Jackson was shot by an Alabama state trooper. Also see the gravesite of Jimmy Lee Jackson. Discover Perry County Call 1.334.526.3061 Site #30 Site of Jimmy Lee Jackson’s Homicide GPS […]

Gravesite of Jimmy Lee Jackson

Jimmy Lee Jackson Grave

29. GRAVESITE OF JIMMY LEE JACKSON-[Highway 14 East, Approx. 5 miles] Jimmy Lee Jackson was a victim of the civil rights struggle of the Sixties. On February 18, 1965, the 26 year old Marion native, Jimmie Lee Jackson, was shot by an Alabama State Trooper while participating in a civil rights march in Marion. He […]

Gravesite of Idella Jones Childs

Gravesite of Idella Childs

28. GRAVESITE OF IDELLA JONES CHILDS-[Marion Cemetery] Idella Childs was dedicated to preserving the legacy of Lincoln School and was a promoter of the arts. Discover Perry County Call 1.334.526.3061 Site #28 Gravesite of Idella Jones Childs GPS Coordinates: 32.631686, -87.313601      

Harry the Servant’s Gravesite

Harry the Servant

A servant to the president of Howard College (now Samford University), he gave his life saving students in an 1854 dormitory fire on the Howard campus. There is a monument in his honor in Marion Cemetery. Discover Perry County Call 1.334.526.3061 Site #27 Gravesite of “Harry the Slave” GPS Coordinates: 32.631686, -87.313601         […]

Gravesite of Albert Turner, Sr.

Albert-Turner-Gravesite

26. GRAVESITE OF ALBERT TURNER, SR. [Highway 14 West, Approx. 7 miles] A leader in the civil rights movement of the sixties, Albert Turner, Sr. was an ally of Dr. Martin Luther King. Discover Perry County Call 1.334.526.3061 Site #26 GPS Coordinates: 32.686803, -87.409844    

Idella Jones Childs Home

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25. HOME OF IDELLA JONES CHILDS & JEAN CHILDS YOUNG-[1415 Washington Street] Idella Childs, the mother of Jean Young, was an activist in arts, education, politics, and the Lincolnite Association. Her daughter, Jean, is the wife of Ambassador Andrew Young and an advocate for children’s rights. President Jimmy Carter appointed her Chairperson of the INTERNATIONAL […]

Coretta Scott King’s Home

Coretta Scott King Memorial

24. CORETTA SCOTT KING’S HOME-[Perry County Road 29 North, Approx. 12 miles] The family home of Dr. Martin Luther King’s wife, Coretta. Discover Perry County Call 1.334.526.3061 Site #24 (under construction) Coretta Scott King was born in Heiberger, Alabama. She was raised on the farm of her parents, Bernice McMurry Scott and Obadiah “Obie” Scott, located […]