National Civil Rights Museum In Mississippi

Jackson, MS

The new National Civil Rights Museum in Mississippi is planned as a 73,000-SF cultural and educational facility that speaks with the unique voice of the African-American peoples who experienced the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi and whose efforts had a landmark effect on the national consciousness. Its programs, exhibits, and activities will celebrate the rich heritage born of the civil rights struggle in order to interpret and maintain the lessons for future generations of Americans. In addition to preserving the living memory of civil rights accomplishments, the Museum will serve as a vital, contemporary institution, providing venues for topical exhibits as well as performance works by today’s African-American artists, who address issues surrounding civil rights in literature, music, and the visual arts.