National Civil Rights Museum News

There’s plenty of history in the making here at the National Civil Rights Museum.

Emmett Till 60 years later: the Untold Story

  By Ryan Jones,   Museum Historian   Before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of a dream, before Rosa Parks stood up by continuing to sit, before Bloody Sunday, there was a brutal murder in the Mississippi Delta in 1955 that awakened the hearts and minds of an entire generation. The story of Emmett Till is no secret to the Civil Rights Movement. It is even possible now that his story is mentioned in curriculums across the world. But do we really know what... Read More
Posted by Connie Dyson at Friday, August 28, 2015

#Katrina10

  By Terri Lee Freeman   Museum President   Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. It’s considered one of the deadliest hurricanes and most destructive natural disasters in U.S. history. Hundreds of thousands of people along the Gulf Coast, especially in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, were displaced from their homes, and damage is estimated at more than $100 billion. A million people were affected. Close to 2,000... Read More
Posted by Connie Dyson at Friday, August 28, 2015

We’ve Got Work To Do

    By Terri Lee Freeman   Museum President       On Saturday, August 15, 2015 the fight for freedom lost a soldier – Julian Bond. The life of Julian Bond is a message to young and old alike. As a college student, Julian Bond took the role of activist seriously, dropping out of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia to further his involvement with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), eventually leading a sit-in at... Read More
Posted by Connie Dyson at Monday, August 17, 2015