A new program at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will highlight music genres that originated in Mississippi. The first of the museum’s Field to Funk series will take place on Tuesday, April 2, at 6 p.m. in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums.
The Mississippi Civil Rights 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 first gallery, Mississippi Freedom Struggle, which educates visitors about slavery and emancipation. The program will take place on Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. in This Little Light of Mine gallery.
The Museum of Mississippi History, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, and the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life will host the Mississippi Freedom Seder on Tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums. Open to all, this participatory program will feature the rituals, readings, songs, and ceremonial food of the Passover tradition. A dinner will follow.
A new exhibit at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum showcases rare artifacts uncovered from the wreckage of a sunken slave ship. On Saturday, February 2, Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade—a traveling exhibit of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum—will open in the FedEx and Medgar and Myrlie Evers Exhibition Halls at the Two Mississippi Museums.
Join us for an evening of free performances in honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 21. The theme of this year's event is "Where Do We Go From Here?"—the title of King's 1967 book and also the name of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum's final gallery. The event will begin at 6 p.m.
Museum director Pamela Junior, artist Thabi Moyo, and musician 5th Child will co-host the program. DJ Young Venom will provide music.