The blues has a rich history here, from the “Farish Street Sound” to Brinkley Middle School, where Grammy-winner Cassandra Wilson found her musical calling and chose to have her marker placed—the 100th on the Trail! Visit all of Jackson’s markers for a wealth of blues heritage stories.
Mississippi Blues Trail Markers • msbluestrail.org
Mississippi Freedom Trail Markers • visitmississippi.org
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 219 N. Lamar Street downtown. Seven more markers will be added in Jackson during the next few years.
*Markers have not been placed.