Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

After almost two decades of several attempts involving various missions, possible sites, alternate plans to attain necessary funding, different commissions and delayed political legislation, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum (MCRM) opened its doors in 2017.  Located at 222 North Street, Suite 2205, in downtown Jackson, Mississippi, its mission, as per its website, is “to document, exhibit the history of, and educate the public about the American Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. state of Mississippi between 1945 and 1970.”   It is the first civil rights museum of the United States to be state-sponsored. 

After almost two decades of several attempts involving various missions, possible sites, alternate plans to attain necessary funding, different commissions and delayed political legislation, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum (MCRM) opened its doors in 2017.  Located at 222 North Street, Suite 2205, in downtown Jackson, Mississippi, its mission, as per its website, is “to document, exhibit the history of, and educate the public about the American Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. state of Mississippi between 1945 and 1970.”   It is the first civil rights museum of the United States to be state-sponsored.