Remembering Lamar Smith, Lincoln County dedicates marker

Published 11:26 am Monday, August 14, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — A crowd gathered on the steps of the Lincoln County Courthouse where Lamar Smith would have worked to register voters before he was gunned down on the courthouse lawn 68 years and one day ago. Speakers addressed who Lamar was, what he died fighting for and the vision moving forward as they dedicated a historical marker Monday morning.

Family members asked the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors for a historical marker in April 2021. Lincoln County paid for the marker which was made by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Brookhaven Monuments installed the sign last Friday.

Here are some highlights from the dedication including pictures and video. Check back later today for a story diving into what the speakers addressed at the event.

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