1985: Judge Reuben Anderson becomes first black Supreme Court Justice in Mississippi

June 7, 1985: Dr. A. H. McCoy Federal Building dedicated in Jackson

Dr. A. H. McCoy (MDAH Collection)
Dr. A. H. McCoy

It was the first federal building in the country to be named in honor of an African American. Dr. A. H. McCoy was a prominent dentist, business man, and civil rights leader in Jackson. The building, completed in 1979, is located on part of the former site of his dentistry practice.

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