The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum situated in the state's capital, Jackson, shares the stories of a Mississippi movement that changed the nation. Opened in December 2017, the museum promotes a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and its impact by highlighting the strength and sacrifices of its peoples.
Here you'll witness the freedom struggle in eight interactive galleries that show the systematic oppression of black Mississippians and their fight for equality that transformed the state and nation. Seven of the galleries encircle a central space called “This Little Light of Mine.” There, a dramatic sculpture glows brighter and the music of the Movement swells as visitors gather.
Bon Voyage would be pleased to provide itinerary suggestions to include this emotive new museum and similar memorials scattered across the southern states, such as the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, Alabama and the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis,Tennessee.
It was in Memphis at the Lorraine Hotel (now the site of the Civil Rights Museum) that Martin Luther King was assassinated. His 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech was among the era’s most definitive moments and 24 April 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of his death.