Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Jackson

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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.

According to Mississippi state senator John Horhn, it is the first state-sponsored civil rights museum in the United States.
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  • Compelling must visit for every American! This museum is more impactful than the National African American Museum in DC. Well laid out, terrific movies, audios and graphic displays about slavery and.....  more
    Compelling must visit for every American! This museum is more impactful than the National African American Museum in DC. Well laid out, terrific movies, audios and graphic displays about slavery and.....  more »
  • Informative, visually inviting, and engaging exhibits. Used a variety of ways to inform the visitor, including interactive features and videos. Very impactful. We learned so much! 
    Informative, visually inviting, and engaging exhibits. Used a variety of ways to inform the visitor, including interactive features and videos. Very impactful. We learned so much!  more »
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  • Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is very powerful and I’m glad we took the time to visit. Growing up in the 1950s and ‘60s, I thought I understood what the civil rights battle was about, but I didn’t. It is located in the same building as the Museum of Mississippi History which was probably our favorite in Jackson. You can also get a nice lunch inside the building between the two museums. If you see them both, wear comfortable shoes.
  • As a born & raised Mississippian, I was truly submerged into the history of Mississippi with facts that are less known and less shared. The museum did a fantastic job of sharing true Mississippi history while sharing the view points of the different groups of people involved in the history of the state. My friend and I went on Sunday, which happened to be the free day of the museum. I also enjoyed a light snack at the cafe. They had terrific customer service! The young lady even asked us if we needed anything else before it closed. Next time I will tour the civil rights museum!

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