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.
April 30, 2018
The National Park Service is conducting a study of nationally significant civil rights sites in Mississippi to determine the potential for the designation of a new national park unit in the state.
April 26, 2018
“Minnie Geddings Cox and the Indianola Affair, 1902-1904,” written by Shennette Garrett-Scott, an assistant professor of history and African American studies at the University of Mississippi, has been posted to the Mississippi History Now website.