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Jackson Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
200 North St. , Jackson, Mississippi 601-576-6800
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the Civil Rights Museum in Jackson Mississippi

Experience the fight for equality and what it means when you visit the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, MS. As the first state-sponsored civil rights museum in America, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will shine a light on the heroic struggle for freedom and equality. This new museum will provide a necessary space for all Mississippians and visitors to come together and engage in meaningful dialogue to advance race relations between blacks and whites in the South. The Museum will include artifacts from the civil rights movement, including a hand-painted sign from the 1963 March on Washington, photographs, manuscripts, books, music, newspaper clippings and significant relics.


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Opening 2017


  • Opening Ceremony
  • Film Screenings
  • Lectures and Talks


  • Exhibits
  • Education
  • Photographs
  • Artifacts
  • Films
  • Oral History


  • What can I look forward to seeing in the Civil Rights Museum?

    The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will show not only how the civil rights movement impacted Mississippi but also the nation. The museum will include a variety of photographs, manuscripts, books, music, newspaper clippings and other notable relics highlighting the heroic struggle for equality in the South.
  • When can I expect the new Museum to open?

    The museum is slated to open in December of 2017, in concert with the bicentennial celebration of Mississippi statehood. The museum will be located on North Street in downtown Jackson, just north of the Old State Capital and near the historic Farish Street District. The museum design will connect the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum to the Museum of Mississippi History, with a shared lobby between them.

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