The Canton Freedom House served as the local headquarters of the Congress of Racial Equality. The house was bombed in 1964. Civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr. and James Meredith, sought refuge and organized protests at the Freedom House. Today, the restored structure is a civil rights museum housing photographs, articles and civil rights memorabilia. Guided tours of the house are also available by appointment.

Basic Information

Phone: 601-317-2557

Address: 838 George Washington Avenue, Canton, MS, United States

Online Resources

http://freedomhousecanton.org

Canton Freedom House Civil Rights Museum

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