Blows, Bullets, Tears: History, Civil Rights Museums Open Amid Hope, Distrust
Myrlie Evers never mentioned Donald Trump by name but said that she sees prejudice, hatred and negativism today she never thought she would see again.
‘This Is Our State’: Museums’ Opening Makes and Breaks Peace
Charlie Davis, a 9-year-old from West Point, Miss., read the panel outside an Emmett Till exhibit not long after the doors of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opened Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.
OPINION: Mississippi’s More Revolutionary Museum
This past weekend, national media descended on Jackson for the opening of the 2 Mississippi Museums, especially after it was announced that President Trump would be taking part in the festivities.
Truth and Pandering as Mississippi History, Civil Rights Museums Open
When the 90-year-old man slipped into the open seat next to me, the opening ceremony for Mississippi's duo of history museums was about to start.
Inside Trump's Private Event at the Opening of the Two Museums
Mississippi turned 200 Sunday, and President Donald Trump descended upon Jackson to crash the party at the invitation of Gov. Phil Bryant.
Trump First to Tour Museum Saturday, Mayor Lumumba Will Boycott Opening
President Donald Trump is not scheduled to speak during the opening ceremony of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum this Saturday.
This Little Light of Ours: Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Shines a Light on History
The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opened its doors temporarily on Tuesday, June 27, for a preview of the impactful, honest and focused features, like the Freedom Riders exhibit.
Guns Part of 'Non-violent' Movement in Mississippi Due to White Resistance
The formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Civil Rights veteran Charles Cobb Jr. said, was one of the pivotal ways the state has changed the country.
Symbol of Racist Terror Set for Display in State Museum
The terror of a burned cross and the comfort of hand-crafted quilts. Those contrasting images will be shown in side-by-side museums telling the complex story of one Southern state.
Civil Rights Photographer Doris Derby Unveils Work at JSU Tonight
Doris Derby, a civil-rights veteran who worked in Jackson in the 1960s, walked into a basement room of the not-yet-opened Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and saw her black and yellow dress she had made when she moved to the South.
EDITORIAL: Trump Should Not Speak at Museums’ Opening
Trump, who waffled and botched a "many sides" response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this year, could speak at the opening of a museum he arguably knows nothing about.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Trump Crashes Mississippi’s Coming-out Party
Inviting Trump is a lurid distraction from what the civil-rights museum finally admits about Mississippi, even using state dollars to tell these truths. Maybe that's why Bryant invited him.
Silent Protesters Will Greet Trump at Opening of Mississippi Museums
The Mississippi chapter of the NAACP and a Hinds County Democratic committee are calling for Trump's surprise plans to visit to Jackson this weekend to be cancelled.
UPDATED: Trump May Be in Jackson for Civil Rights, History Museums' Opening
This weekend, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will open their doors—and President Donald Trump might make an appearance.
Reps. Bennie Thompson and John Lewis Will Not Attend Mississippi Museums' Opening
Today, U.S. Representatives Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and John Lewis (D-GA) announced that they will not attend the grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday.
When Pam Confer writes songs, she says the lyrics just come to her, and she starts singing them. So one evening in spring 2016, Confer was walking her dog, Jazzie, when she began singing, "Who are we?"
A Mile of Mississippi Celebration
To coincide with the opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and as a way to celebrate the state's bicentennial, Team JXN, the Greater Jackson Arts Council, and other organizations and businesses will partner together for the "Mississippi Mile" on Saturday, Dec. 9.
Civil Rights, History Museums Worth $17 Million to Capital City's Economy
The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum could bring $17 million a year into the city and state's economy, a spokeswoman for the museums said Wednesday.
'We've Done It Right': Civil Rights, History Museums Offer Peek of What's Ahead
Myrlie Evers-Williams, wife of slain civil-rights leader Medgar Evers, stood before a crowd of 600 people in 2013 for the groundbreaking of two new museums to document Mississippi's history.