The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum shares the stories of a Mississippi movement that changed the nation. The museum promotes a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights movement and its impact by highlighting the strength and sacrifices of its peoples.
Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, recognized as one of CNN’s 50 States 50 Spots to see, served as the first public school for African-American students. It is now the home for thousands of artifacts.
The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home is one of the first five designated sites on the Mississippi Freedom Trail. Designated a National Monument by the National Park Service, the house belonged to slain Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers and his family. He served as the state’s first field secretary of the NAACP.
Both an archive and museum open to the public, the Margaret Walker Center is dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of the African-American experience. Permanent and rotating exhibits are on display.
The campus of Tougaloo College has a storied past and is recognized as “The Cradle of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi“ because of the fundamental principles of freedom, equality, justice and America’s promise. Visit Woodworth Chapel on the school's campus.