The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is a museum in Jackson, Mississippi. Its mission is to document, exhibit the history of, and educate the public about the American Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. state of Mississippi between 1945 and 1970. The museum secured $20 million in funding from the Mississippi Legislature in April 2011 after Governor Haley Barbour testified in favor of its funding. Ground was broken in 2013, and the museum opened on December 9, 2017. The museum is administered by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.Make Mississippi Civil Rights Museum part of your personalized Jackson itinerary using our Jackson trip itinerary builder app.
According to Mississippi state senator John Horhn, it is the first state-sponsored civil rights museum in the United States.
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The Mississippi Museum of History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum share a massive building located near the old Capitol building in downtown Jackson. There is some street parking available in... more »
The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is incredible in so many ways. As a recently developed museum, it has many interactive elements that just enhance the powerful and sometimes chilling stories of... more »
I was honesty impressed. The interactive displays kept almost every visitor engaged as they walked back in time. To be totally honest, I only went to see and honor my father's presence in the museum but left with an appreciation of so much more. Well done!
Great place. Enjoyed tour, outstanding information about African American history, however was not able to look at lynching room, great tour guides and discussion with staff. Spent birthday with family there. A great addition to the city's cultural environment. Also, enjoyed History Museum.
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