The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement represents a heroic chapter in the centuries-long African American freedom struggle.
See The Gallery
Black Mississippians emerged from slavery with their first hopeful glimpses of freedom.
This central gallery is the heart of the museum, a soaring space filled with natural light from large windows.
Black citizens served in global conflicts, but began questioning why—what were they fighting for?
Young activists organized in Mississippi with the aid of people from all over the nation.
Freedom was the rallying cry of Black Mississippians in 1964 as demands for equal treatment intensified.
A decade that began with Freedom Riders and sit-ins would end with Black leaders running Head Start programs and taking seats in the Mississippi state legislature.
Visitors of all ages are asked to reflect on their journey through the museum and share their thoughts.