Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

I AM A MAN: Chalk the Walk

Get ready to chalk your mark on history at the I AM A MAN: Chalk the Walk event on the Entergy Plaza of the Two Mississippi Museums. Guests will design their own outdoor sketches inspired by the protest artwork of civil rights activists featured in the special exhibit I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs in the American South, 1960–1970. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required.

Equal Protection Under the Law: MUW v. Hogan

At 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, join us for a discussion of the local and national impact of the ground-breaking case Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan in 1982. This pivotal decision not only opened the door to admitting men to the first public women’s college in the United States, but also set an important precedent in future gender discrimination cases that led to the admission of women to the Virginia Military Institute in 1996. 

Bearing Witness: Part II therron Mon, 02/22/2021 - 14:52

On Saturday, February 27, at 11 a.m., Pamela Junior, director of the Two Mississippi Museums, and Katie Blount, director of MDAH, will discuss the I AM A MAN special exhibit with its curator, William Ferris.

Under the Light: The Examined Life of Medgar Evers therron Wed, 02/17/2021 - 14:26

Join us for our next virtual #UndertheLight: The Examined Life of Medgar Evers on Thursday, February 25, at 6 p.m. In this edition, we will explore the life and legacy of civil rights leader Medgar Evers through featured artifacts on display in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and a lecture with special guest Michael Vinson Williams of the University of Texas El Paso.

I AM A MAN: Thoughts of Yesterday therron Fri, 02/12/2021 - 16:28

On Saturday, March 6, at 11 a.m., civil rights veterans Frank Figgers and Hezekiah Watkins will share their personal experiences of the Mississippi Freedom Movement through selected images from the special exhibit, I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs in the American South, 1960–1970. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Register online here. Space is limited. 

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