In Jackson, pieces of history are around every corner. As with anyone’s past, not everything is perfect. During the Civil Rights movement, our city was a place of deep hurt, as well as a beacon of progress and change. As the doors of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum have recently opened, we also opened up the doors to our past – an unflinching look at the moments, both good and bad, that shaped us and the individuals that defined the era. Those voices whose rallying cries changed the world will NEVER be forgotten in Jackson, Mississippi. The museum promotes a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights movement and its impact by highlighting the strength and sacrifices of its peoples.

See the Civil Rights episode from the City with Soul documentary series.

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opened in downtown Jackson in December of 2017, in the final month of Mississippi’s year-long bicentennial celebration.



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