This Little Light of Mine

Hide it under a bushel, no! I'm gonna let it shine! Everywhere I go, I'm gonna let it shine; let it shine, let it shine, let it shine! The words of this song, which many of us know by heart, hold a unique power to inspire. And we like to think the words apply especially well to Jackson.


After all, this is a city where you catch glimpses of a bright shining movement everywhere you look. You see them in the photos dotting the walls of local gathering spots. The sounds reverberated through the music venues, concert halls, and choir lofts. In the vibrant art spaces and museums. And in the faces of the people we meet. We invite you to experience the Freedom Movement in the city with light, spirit, and soul unlike anywhere else.

LET IT SHINE

FAMILY SERIES

LET IT SHINE

MUSIC SERIES

BOBBY RUSH
NICK WALLACE
DR. ROBERT SMITH

“If you got a good song and keep doing what you’re doing and you do it well, someone’s going to fall in line with you,” Bobby said. “I want to promote all our visitors and blues lovers coming here. You’ll be surprised by what you see, what you gain, and what you learn from old men like myself. We welcome you to Mississippi.”

Bobby Rush
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Here, you'll see so many different reflections of a thriving culinary scene. It comes down to embracing diversity. Jackson is a mixed bag, and that makes it beautiful. I’d never get bored with the amount of things to do and different people to meet. It’s eclectic, and that’s what’s kept me here all this time.

Chef Nick Wallace
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“[There] are opportunities for us to remind ourselves of the people who have given their lives and careers for believing that God created us all equal. And we all have equal opportunities to live at peace with each other in our communities.”

Dr. Robert Smith
Dr Robert Smith
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