Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Location
Jackson, Mississippi
Size
20,000 Square feet
Completion
December, 2017
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The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum shares the stories of a Mississippi movement that changed the world.

Opening on December 9, 2017, the museum promotes a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and its impact by highlighting the strength and sacrifices of its people.

  • Eight galleries focus on the years 1945–1976 when Mississippi was ground zero for the national Civil Rights Movement. Visitors will witness the freedom struggle in eight interactive galleries that show the systematic oppression of black Mississippians and their fight for equality that transformed the state and nation.

  • Seven of the galleries encircle a central space called “This Little Light of Mine.” There, a dramatic sculpture glows brighter and the music of the Movement swells as visitors gather.

    Eos Lightmedia supplied the complete exhibit lighting package to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for installation by exhibit fabricator Exhibit Concepts.