Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Marching gallery; credit Tom Beck

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

DESCRIPTION: Top-Tier Civil Rights Museum
ADMISSION: Adults $8, Seniors Age 60+ $6, Age 4-18 $5, Age 3 and under enter FREE; Add $4 for dual admission to Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 9a-5p, Sun 1p-5p
ADDRESS: 222 North Street, Jackson, MS
PARKING: parking lots nearby
PHONE: 601-576-6800
WEBSITE: http://www.mscivilrightsmuseum.com/

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

The go to place to rediscover Civil Rights Movement heroes, events and places that played a vital role in shaping Jackson, Mississippi and America. The museum shares the stories of a Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, including Medgar Evers and Fannie Lou Hamer, whose heroism and leadership helped advance social progress in the nation. It makes you proud to see that Jackson finally has a top tier visitor museum that promotes a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and its impact by highlighting the strength and sacrifices of black people. I also takes an unflinching look at the Klu Klux Klan who stood in the way of social and economic progress. Visitors glimpse the freedom struggle in 8 interactive galleries that show the systematic oppression of black Mississippians and their fight for equality. Seven of the galleries encircle a central space called “This Little Light of Mine.” In a dramatic touch, a sculpture there glows brighter and music of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement builds as visitors gather. Reservations for large groups are encouraged. There is a museum cafe for light meals as well.

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