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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.
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum reviews
This place is well worth a visit. We had about two hours until closing time, and saw a lot and learned a lot. Wish we had a little more time. They guy at the counter when we checked in and paid said..... more
This place is well worth a visit. We had about two hours until closing time, and saw a lot and learned a lot. Wish we had a little more time. They guy at the counter when we checked in and paid said..... more »
We underestimated the amount of time that we would need to give this museum proper due. That’s on us. However, if you are planning to go, we highly recommend you give yourselves at least another hour.... more
We underestimated the amount of time that we would need to give this museum proper due. That’s on us. However, if you are planning to go, we highly recommend you give yourselves at least another hour.... more »
Amazing museum! The detail and information is incredible. It is very interactive, and there are so many artifacts to look at. There are great films and sound effects. If you want to go through and really take in all the information, you could spend several hours here. Some of it is graphic (out of necessity) but they have lots of signs warning ahead of time. It was $15 for both this and the Mississippi museum, and I found it well worth the price. Also have a great gift shop with lots of local pottery. You can get national park passport stamps at the front desk.
Amazing museum that provides little known information on the civil rights movement especially that related to Mississippi. Highly recommend for those interested in true equality. Decent sized museum. Takes about 4 hours. Awesome exhibits and quick films about important moments.
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