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The third edition of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum’s Under the Light series will take place on Thursday, April 25, at 6 p.m. in the Craig H. Nielsen Auditorium. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the program is free of charge.

The museum is partnering with Mississippi Public Broadcasting to screen a thirty-minute segment of the new PBS documentary Reconstruction: America After the Civil War. The program will also feature a scholarly presentation.

Under the Light references the large light sculpture in the museum’s central gallery, which honors veterans of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. Activists are celebrated with words and images, and the music of the Movement emanates from the structure.

There is no charge to attend. For more information, call 601-576-6800 or email The museums are located at 222 North Street, Jackson, MS 39201.

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, which opened alongside the Museum of Mississippi History in December 2017 in celebration of the state's bicentennial, explores the period from 1945 to 1976, when Mississippi was ground zero for the Civil Rights Movement nationally. The museums are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

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