Event Date
Mississippi Freedom Seder

Join the Two Mississippi Museums and the Institute of Southern Jewish Life for Mississippi Freedom Seder at 6 p.m. on March 28, 2023. The program will take place in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Two Mississippi Museums.  

Inspired by the 1969 Freedom Seder, where hundreds of people of all backgrounds gathered to explore and celebrate freedom in the context of the Civil Rights Movement, this communal event invites participants to the Passover table for an evening of commemoration, stories, and community.  

Passover is an eight-day Jewish holiday, referred to as the “festival of freedom.” Passover celebrates the liberation of the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt. The traditional meal, where the story of Passover is shared along with rituals, readings, songs, and food, is called a Seder. Seders celebrate freedom from bondage and freedom from oppression, providing a shared communal celebration of freedom and friendship for all.   

This participatory program will include a Passover meal. All are welcome and invited to join us in honoring this historic tradition.  

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for youth between the ages of 4–22. Purchase tickets here. For more information, contact 601-576-6850, or email


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