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Bobby J. Smith II
Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017

A doctoral student from Cornell University has been named the 2017 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholar. Bobby J. Smith II will explore the relationship between the politics of food, race, and activism using the holdings of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Toyota Motor North America has made a $750,000 contribution for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s 2 Mississippi Museums project
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Toyota Motor North America has made a $750,000 contribution for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s 2 Mississippi Museums project. Toyota’s donation will advance programming at the Museum of Mississippi History and create the Toyota Gallery at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will focus on the period 1945 to 1976 and tell the story of the struggle for equal rights and fair treatment under the law. The Toyota Gallery will contain seven thematic galleries of exhibits encircling a central gallery.