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Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

222 North Street
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, 39201

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
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The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum mission 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.
Ground was broken in 2013, and the museum opened on December 9, 2017. The museum is administered by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum consists of a lobby and eight galleries. The layout is circular, with galleries surrounding the central rotunda. The design concept encourages patrons to pass through dark tunnels representing dark periods of history, before emerging into a well-lit, contemplative space. Most of the galleries are small and tight, with low light and exhibits from floor to ceiling.

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