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Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019

At 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, join us for another edition of #HistoryHappyHour, where we will focus on women and their pivotal roles throughout Mississippi history in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. Enjoy fifteen-minute flash tours, live entertainment, and activities highlighting our collection and exhibits.

Date: Monday, November 11, 2019

On Thursday, November 21, at 6 p.m. individuals featured in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum’s eighth gallery will reflect on the two years since the museum opened alongside the Museum of Mississippi History. The program, the final edition of the museum's 2019 Under the Light series, will take place in This Little Light of Mine gallery and there is no charge to attend.

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Best in Heritage held in Croatia.
Date: Monday, October 7, 2019

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum was honored at the international museum conference Best in Heritage held September 25–27 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The three-day annual event celebrated award-winning museum projects from five continents.

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Two Mississippi Museums is hosting a free preview of Ken Burns’ latest documentary Country Music at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 11. Grammy winner and Louisville native Carl Jackson will make a special appearance. Seating is limited for this free event. Save your seat by registering at mpbonline.org/mpbcountry.

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The subject of this edition of the series is the museum’s fourth gallery, A Closed Society, which examines catalysts of the Civil Rights Movement including the return of World War II veterans, school segregation, and the murder of Emmett Till.

Daphne Chamberlain, dean of the Division of Social Sciences at Tougaloo College, will present.