At noon on Wednesday, August 22, as part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Brenda L. Travis will discuss her book Mississippi’s Exiled Daughter: How My Civil Rights Baptism under Fire Shaped My Life.
Telisha Dionne Bailey, a post-doctoral teaching fellow at the University of Virginia, has been named the 2018 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholar. Bailey’s research examines the complex and often overlooked history of the imprisonment of African American women in Mississippi between 1890 and 1980.
While at the Mississippi state archives, Bailey will work in the papers of Medgar Evers from his time as field secretary for the NAACP to develop a clearer understanding of Evers’s involvement in the Freedom Rides in Mississippi.
In observance of the fifty-fifth anniversary of his death, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will host a program to commemorate the life of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. This free event, co-sponsored by the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute and the Mississippi Humanities Council, will be held Tuesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums.
The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will participate in the annual Blue Star Museums program to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families. The free admission program runs from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day 2018.
Two short documentary films created for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum (MCRM) have been honored by the American Alliance of Museums. The museum’s Chaney, Goodman, Schwerner Theater won a gold MUSE award for Video, Film, and Computer Animation, while the MCRM’s Freedom Summer Immersive Theater won an honorable mention in the same category.