Malcolm White's Jxn Itinerary

If you had 24 hours to show off your hometown, where would you take people? Where would you go? The sites, the food, the experiences of Jackson, Mississippi?

For Malcolm White, the past director of The Mississippi Arts Commission and "cultural provocateur" behind Hal & Mal's and the Hal's St. Paddy's Parade, it's a question he's used to.

A man and woman sit side by side on a green couch with a book on the table in front of them.
White with his co-author, Ginger Williams Cook, at a book signing at Lemuria
Credit: Malcolm White/Facebook

"It's not a hypothetical question because I do that every day," White said. "People come here all the time, they come to Hal & Mal's and they ask me, 'Where else should we go?' And it depends on their field of interest. It depends on how long they have."

Here are White's picks for a day in Jackson, Mississippi.

Lemuria Books
Two Mississippi Museums
Mississippi Museum of Art
Old Capitol Museum
Eudora Welty Home and Gardens
Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument
Farish Street Historic District
Mississippi Blues, Freedom and Writers' Trails

Hal & Mal's

"There's so much here to show and such a vast story to tell it's really a piece of cake for someone to come here and say, 'What do I do next?' There's something for everybody."

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