Valley Queen Missionary Baptist Church

Photo of Memorial Services for Armistead Phipps

404 Humphrey Avenue
Marks, MS

Dr. Martin Luther King is shown conducting a memorial services for Armistead Phipps at the Valley Queen Baptist Church in Marks on Sunday, June 12, 1966.

Phipps died while taking part in the James Meredith March that Dr. King was leading as it went through Senatobia. King apologized to those gathered for not wearing a tie while in the pulpit, but he had come to the area to lead marches and not funerals. (AP Photo)