Nashville artist Belle Kinney created the sculpture, which was cast by the Tiffany Studio and dated 1917. The monument, one-and-one-half times life size, is the oldest public bronze sculpture in Jackson and the only one memorializing women. The sculpture features three figures: a central female representing Fame, to her left a dying Confederate soldier, and to her right a Confederate woman on whose head Fame is placing a laurel wreath, the symbolic gesture of victory, giving the monument its meaning as a memorial to women."
Eventually, there were so many Freedom Riders in jail that they were transferred to the notorious Parchman Prison where they continued their vow for "Jail No Bail." Read more about the Freedom Riders here.. Imagine taking this ride knowing you could have been arrested, beaten, or even killed for your actions. I hope I would have been willing.
We passed "Freedom Corner" while looking for Medgar Evers' home. This caused me to reflect that many are still searching for true freedom, which only comes when there is equal opportunity and social justice for all. I hope that the sacrifices of Medgar Evers, freedom riders, and civil rights activists will not have been in vain.