Under the Light: This Little Light of Mine

The museum’s Under the Light series takes visitors on a deep dive into each of its eight galleries. The subject of this edition of the series is the museum’s This Little Light of Mine gallery. The program will take place on Thursday, June 27, at 6 p.m. Movement veterans Meredith Anding Jr., Hezekiah Watkins, and Dolores Lynch Williams will speak.

Under the Light references the large light sculpture in This Little Light of Mine 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.

Next month’s Under the Light program on July 25 will focus on A Closed Society gallery. Daphne Chamberlain, dean of the Divion of Social Sciences at Tougaloo College, will present.

There is no charge to attend. For more information, call 601-576-6800 or email info@mscivilrightsmuseum.com. 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.