Explore the Civil Rights Movement with your students on a field trip to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Trace the history of the Movement, learn the names of everyday heroes, and hear the stories of those who took a courageous stand for justice and equality. 

There are two great ways for teachers and students to experience the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum—in person or virtually.

Visit our Field Trips page to help plan your in-person field trip. You will also find your downloadable education materials to help your students make the most of their visit.

Virtual field trips are also now available for students. Visit MDAH’s Distance Learning page  to book your virtual field trip now.

Reserve a Group Visit


Many resources for educators are available on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History website, including lesson plans and teaching units. Also find information about the Traveling Trunks program, where trunks filled with educational materials, reproduction artifacts, and lessons related to a specific theme or topic can be shipped to your classroom.

Explore MDAH Educational Materials

Use the Mississippi Department of Archives and History's Digital Archives to bring the stories of the Civil Rights Movement into your classroom. Search the Sovereignty Commission Online for primary source documents and browse Civil Rights-era images in the Moncrief Photograph Collection

Visit The Digital Archives

As Mississippi’s Largest Classroom, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History will offer special programs for students and professional development opportunities for educators. Learn more about professional development opportunities and Mississippi History Day.