June 01, 2018
Telisha Dionne Bailey, a post-doctoral teaching fellow at the University of Virginia, has been named the 2018 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholar. Bailey’s research examines the complex and often overlooked history of the imprisonment of African American women in Mississippi between 1890 and 1980.
May 29, 2018
The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will participate in the annual Blue Star Museums program to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families. The free admission program runs from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day 2018.
May 15, 2018
Two short documentary films created for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum have been honored by the American Alliance of Museums. The museum’s Chaney, Goodman, Schwerner Theater won a gold MUSE award for Video, Film, and Computer Animation, while the MCRM’s Freedom Summer Immersive Theater won an honorable mention in the same category.
May 08, 2018
A former Germantown High School teacher and current Mississippi State University graduate student has been named the 2018 Eudora Welty Fellow. Caroline Brandon will use the $2,000 award to allow her to work in the Eudora Welty Collection at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in Jackson this summer.
May 03, 2018
To celebrate its birthday, Entergy Mississippi, Inc. is providing free tickets to the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum throughout the month. In observance of its 95th birthday, the company announced a donation of $25,000 to cover admission for the first 95 attendees to the museums each day.