As part of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum’s Field to Funk series, Grammy Award-winner Grady Champion will explore the history of the blues through music and conversation. The free program will take place on Tuesday, June 4, at 6 p.m. in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums—the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
Field to Funk highlights music genres that originated in Mississippi. This program is presented in conjunction with the special exhibit Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, on display at the Two Mississippi Museums until August 11.
The doors open will at 5:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call 601-576-6800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.