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Recent Press Releases

2 Mississippi Museums Fact Sheet (PDF)

2 Mississippi Museums News Release (PDF)


Media Coverage

History, Civil Rights Museum Taking Shape

06/11/15, The Clarion-Ledger


Nissan Pledges $500K for Miss. History, Civil Rights Museums

04/27/15, The Clarion-Ledger


New Civil Rights Museum on Track For Completion

02/11/15, Jackson Free Press


Jackson Museums Receive Donations

02/11/15, Mississippi News Now


Construction on State’s New Museums Moving Along



2 Miss. History Museums Close to Private Fundraising Goal

01/10/15, Jackson Free Press


Mississippi Developer Gives $2.5 Million Toward History & Civil Rights Museums

01/09/15, Mississippi News Now


Mississippi Museums Get $2.5M gift — Biggest So Far

01/10/15, The Clarion-Ledger


Happy Birthday, Mississippi

12/10/14, The Clarion-Ledger


Senator Roger Wicker Attends Emmett Till Memorial Ceremony

10/16/14, The Telegraph (Macon, GA)


State Funded Civil Rights Museum Receives Large Endowment

11/17/14, Mississippi Public Broadcasting


W.K. Kellogg Foundation Gives $2.3 Million to Civil Rights Museum

10/15/14, Jackson Free Press


Civil Rights Museum in Mississippi Arouses Hope—and Distrust

6/23/14, National Geographic


Mississippi Marks 50 Years Since History-Changing ‘Freedom Summer’

6/5/14, National Public Radio


Remembering Civil Rights History, When ‘Words Meant Everything’

4/11/14, PBS Newshour


Wrong Side of Civil Rights History Also Worth Remembering

4/10/14, Rachel Maddow Show


Civil Rights Sins, Curated by One of the Sinners

4/6/14, The New York Times


Myrlie Evers-Williams leaves the NAACP board after 30 years. What will she do next?

2/13/14, The Washington Post


Mississippi Breaks Ground for 2 History Museums

10/25/13, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Mississippi Civil Rights, History Museums Break Ground

10/24/13, USA Today


Mississippi to Open Civil Rights Museum

10/24/13, MSNBC


Former Mississippi Governors Break Ground on Museums to Tell State’s History

10/24/13, The Commercial Appeal


Groundbreaking Held for Miss. History and Civil Rights Museums

10/24/13, The Clarion Ledger


Miss. to Take Stock of Slavery, Civil War, Civil Rights and More with 2 Museums under 1 Roof

10/23/13, The Washington Post


2 Mississippi Museums to Take on Its Turbulent History

10/23/13, Time


Civil Rights Museum to Break Ground

10/23/13, Jackson Free Press


Mississippi to Make History by Opening Civil Rights Museum

10/23/13, Aljazeera America


Mississippi Museum to Look Back at Civil Rights History

10/22/13, Voice of America


Unique State Museum Complex Coming

10/20/13, Daily Journal Jackson Bureau


Two Museums Commemorate Shared History

10/17/13, The Clarion Ledger


ROLAND WEEKS: Two new museums will celebrate Mississippi’s bicentennial in 2017

10/08/13,  The Sun Herald


Mississippi to Break Ground on State History and Civil Rights Museums



Mississippi to Break Ground on State History and Civil Rights Museums

09/30/13, Wall Street Journal MarketWatch


Mississippi to Break Ground on State History and Civil Rights Museums

09/30/13, Yahoo Biz


Construction of Mississippi Museums May Be Just Few Weeks Away

09/13/2013, Mississippi Business Journal


Civil Rights, History Museums Planned for Mississippi

06/03/2013, USA Today


Historic Museums Planned in Mississippi

06/01/2013, The Clarion Ledger


Analysis: Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Hires Manager

11/19/2012, The Commercial Appeal


Civil Rights Museum Underway

07/12/2012, Jackson Free Press


Mississippi History Newsletter

Follow our progress in the Mississippi History Newsletter. For more than half a century it has reported news related to the state’s history. Each quarter the newsletter features the latest preservation, archival, and museum news and a calendar of history-related events. The following issues feature in-depth stories about the development of the 2 Mississippi Museums.

Fall 2014 (PDF)

Summer 2014 (PDF)

Spring 2014 (PDF)

Winter 2013 (PDF)

Fall 2013 (PDF)

Summer 2013 (PDF)

Mid Summer 2012 (PDF)

Spring 2012 (PDF)

Fall 2011 (PDF)

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Contact Information

Christopher Goodwin

Director of Public Information


Stephenie Morrisey

Public Information Officer