A Mississippi History Marker in Jackson, MS
Photo taken by Jeff Lovorn
+32.30015, -90.2025832°18'01" N, 90°12'09" W
On this site was the house of Andrew J and Susie Davis Noel, built 1924. Active in the NAACP the Noels hosted Freedom Riders here in 1960. In 1948, Gladys Noel Bates filed the first lawsuit in the state seeking equal pay for black public school teachers. In 1951, equal pay was approved by the Mississippi Legislature.
- December 27, 2011: Added by Jeff Lovorn
- Jeff Lovorn - jlovo [at] aol [dot] com