Exploring the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement: Audio Tours at Northeastern Mississippi Museums

The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement is a remarkable chapter in the long-standing fight for African American freedom. Through eight interactive exhibits, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum works to promote a better understanding of the movement and its effects by highlighting the courage and sacrifices of its people. From Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Vernon Dahmer to those who traveled far to stand by them, no matter what, in the name of equal rights for all, there are many stories to be told. The Freedom Summer Trail and the 1964 audio guide sites were chosen to honor those who took part in the civil rights movement in Hattiesburg in the 1960s.

The Wechsler School was the first public school for black students in Mississippi to be built with public funds. At several street businesses, 15 African-American men pooled their money to hire a local white lawyer to represent them in the first voting rights case brought in Mississippi. Next to the American Legion building, in downtown Philadelphia, Mississippi, a sign marks the former Neshoba County jail, which remained in use until 1978. His daughter, Gladys Noel Bates, filed the first lawsuit in Mississippi to demand equal pay for black public school teachers. A monument in Mayersville commemorates the life and legacy of Unita Blackwell, the city's first black female mayor who contributed to the civil rights movement as an SNCC activist and representative of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. A scoreboard from the University of Southern Mississippi tells the story of Clyde Kennard, a native of Forrest County, a black farmer and army veteran who tried to enroll in college in the 1950s but was denied entry twice and then falsely accused, arrested and imprisoned by local authorities. Are you curious about learning more about this significant chapter of history? If so, you may be wondering if there are any audio tours available at northeastern Mississippi museums.

The answer is yes! The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum offers audio tours that give visitors an immersive experience as they explore this important part of history. The audio tours provide visitors with an opportunity to learn more about key figures and events that shaped this movement. Visitors can also listen to personal stories from those who were involved in this struggle for freedom. The audio tours are available both onsite at the museum and online. Onsite visitors can rent an audio tour device from the museum's front desk or purchase one from their gift shop.

Online visitors can access audio tours through their website or download them onto their mobile device. The audio tours are narrated by experts on civil rights history and feature interviews with civil rights activists. Visiting northeastern Mississippi museums is an excellent way to learn more about this important chapter of history. With audio tours available both onsite and online, visitors can gain a deeper understanding of this movement and its impact on our nation today.

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