The Two Mississippi Museums is hosting a free preview of Ken Burns’ latest documentary Country Music at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 11. Grammy winner and Louisville native Carl Jackson will make a special appearance. Seating is limited for this free event. Save your seat by registering at mpbonline.org/mpbcountry.
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.
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.
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.
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.