The National Civil Rights Museum Lunch & Learn Series is a free public program where guests can feed a hunger for knowledge (and food) during a mid-day break to learn about civil rights history from museum staff or guest speakers. BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch). All lunch and learns will begin at 11:45 am and end at 1:00 pm.
Next Topic – “Martyrs of the Modern Civil Rights Movement”
(Wednesday, June 20)
This presentation will go in-depth into different stories of people, African-American and white who tragically lost their lives as a result of racial discrimination from the years of 1955 to 1968. Presented by Ryan Jones, NCRM Tour Guide
Film (tba) and discussion of the massive effort to register disenfranchised African American citizens throughout the volatile state of Mississippi for three months in 1964. The film will discuss African American leaders Bob Moses and Fannie Lou Hamer, amongst others, who sacrificed their lives, homes and jobs to galvanize the African American community in an effort to gain full, first class citizenship in the Deep South. Presented by Ziara Smith, NCRM Tour Guide