Freedom Song Friday: Flonzie Brown Wright

Learn about the power of music and its impact on the Civil Rights Movement. At 11 a.m. on Friday, July 12, Flonzie Brown Wright will lead freedom songs and share stories about her experience in the movement.

During James Meredith's March Against Fear in 1966, Martin Luther King Jr. called on Canton resident Flonzie Brown Wright to help line up food and lodging for the 3,000 people on the march. Wright became the first African American female elected official in Mississippi post-Reconstruction.

The program will be held in the Trustmark Community Room at the Two Mississippi Museums. There is no charge to attend. For more information call 601-576-6800 or email

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