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Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The subject of this edition of the series is the museum’s fourth gallery, A Closed Society, which examines catalysts of the Civil Rights Movement including the return of World War II veterans, school segregation, and the murder of Emmett Till.

Daphne Chamberlain, dean of the Division of Social Sciences at Tougaloo College, will present.

Date: Friday, July 5, 2019

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.

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

On Friday, June 28, WLBT News anchor and children’s advocate Maggie Wade will participate in the Read, Engage, and Discover (R.E.A.D.) program at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. The program will begin at 11 a.m. and is open to children of ages. There is no charge to attend.

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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.

Date: Monday, June 3, 2019

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.