Clarksdale High School (CHS) is the public high school of Clarksdale, Mississippi and a part of the Clarksdale Municipal School District.
Around the time of racial integration, circa the 1960s, there had been plans to build a new consolidated Clarksdale-Coahoma County High School to serve all children in Coahoma County; plans were abandoned, even though the building was already constructed, because the officials wanted to maintain segregation in a de facto manner.
After Clarksdale High integrated racially (sometime around 1970) the school administration refused to allow students to do a black history week, a frequent practice at schools for black people. As a result, 80 students walked out of classes in protest.
In the early 20th century the school band, organized by Simon Kooyman, won Mississippi state championships and was named a Goodwill Ambassador to the city.
Coahoma County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,151. Its county seat is Clarksdale.
Clarksdale is a city in and the county seat of Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States. It is located along the Sunflower River. Clarksdale is named after John Clark, a settler who founded the city in the mid-19th century when he established a timber mill and business.
Friars Point is a town in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States. Per the 2020 census, the population was 896.
Charleston is a city in north central Mississippi and one of the two county seats of Tallahatchie County, which is located on both sides of the Tallahatchie River. This city is located east of the river and its population was 2,193 at the 2010 census.
Segregation academies are private schools in the Southern United States that were founded in the mid-20th century by white parents to avoid having their children attend desegregated public schools. They were founded between 1954, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that segregated public schools were unconstitutional, and 1976, when the court ruled similarly about private schools.
Aaron Henry was an American civil rights leader, politician, and head of the Mississippi branch of the NAACP. He was one of the founders of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party which tried to seat their delegation at the 1964 Democratic National Convention.
The Clarksdale Municipal School District (CMSD) is a public school district based in Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States.
The Coahoma County School District (CCSD) is a public school district with its administrative headquarters in Clarksdale, Mississippi (USA).
Coahoma Early College High School (CECHS), formerly Coahoma Agricultural High School (CAHS), is a public secondary school in unincorporated Coahoma County, Mississippi, with a Clarksdale postal address. The school is designated as a part of the Coahoma Agricultural High School District, and operated by Coahoma Community College. Previously it was, as of 2000, one of three independently functioning agricultural high schools in the state of Mississippi. The school has its own facilities, instructional and administrative personnel, and student programs. It shares library facilities with the college.
Coahoma Community College (CCC) is a public, historically black community college in unincorporated Coahoma County, Mississippi. The college was founded in 1949 and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. It offers associate degree and certificate programs in more than 70 areas of focus.
Fletcher Field is a public use airport in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States. It is owned by the Coahoma County Airport Board and located seven nautical miles (13 km) northeast of the central business district of Clarksdale, Mississippi. This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility. There is no scheduled commercial airline service.
Brazil is an unincorporated community in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. Brazil is on Mississippi Highway 321 approximately 8 miles (13 km) north of Webb and 12 miles (19 km) south of Lambert.
Mattson, also known as Earnest, is an unincorporated community located near U.S. Route 49 in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States.
Sherard is an unincorporated community located in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States. Sherard is located along Mississippi Highway 1, 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Clarksdale.
Roundaway is an unincorporated community located in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States. Roundaway is approximately 14 miles (23 km) south of Clarksdale and 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Baltzer on New Africa Road. Roundaway is located on the former Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad. A public school was once operated in Roundaway. A post office operated under the name Roundaway from 1905 to 1935.
Hopson is an unincorporated community located in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States, south of Clarksdale and U.S. Route 61 along U.S. Route 49. Hopson is located on the former Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad. A post office operated under the name Hopson from 1857 to 1867. In 1944 The Hopson Planting Company used International Harvester cotton pickers to harvest cotton, becoming the first farm to mechanically cultivate and produce an entire cotton crop. The former Hopson Plantation Company Store is now operated as a restaurant and music venue.
Lee Academy is a grade 7–12 private school in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Mississippi Highway 161 (MS 161) is a state highway designation for three highways in the U.S. state of Mississippi, consisting of old alignments of U.S. Route 61 (US 61). Totaling at 19.872 miles (31.981 km), the three sections are located in Bolivar, Coahoma, and Desoto counties. The Bolivar County section, designated in 2000, travels from Merigold to Mound Bayou and Shelby. In Coahoma County, MS 161 was designated in 2004 and runs through Clarksdale and Lyon. In Desoto County, MS 161 travels through the town of Walls and was created in 1999.
Coahoma County Junior-Senior High School (CCJSHS) is a public junior and senior high school within the city limits of Clarksdale, Mississippi. It is a part of the Coahoma County School District.
The New Alcazar Hotel also known as Alcazar Hotel is a historic building in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Once considered one of the premier hotels in the South, the Alcazar Hotel hosted guest such as playwright Tennessee Williams. Located in the hotel was a restaurant and several other businesses, including WROX radio station which broadcast from the hotel for 40 years.