RULEVILLE, Mississippi — The Rev. J. D. Story and William Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Ruleville will be honored Saturday with a marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail.
The marker will be located at the church on the corner of O.B. and Langdon Streets in Ruleville.
Story was the pastor of William Chapel M.B. Church in Ruleville during the Civil Rights era. Story opened William Chapel and New St. Phillip, another church that he pastored in Cleveland, for voter register meetings.
Another marker in Ruleville honors Civil Rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer. A marker in Mound Bayou honors businessman and physician T.R.M. Howard and one in Cleveland honors businessman Amzie Moore.
The Mississippi Freedom Trail offers a virtual tour of sites that played key roles in the Civil Rights Movement.