- Date(s): Sat, Mar 6
- Time: 11:00 am
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/724219974947580
Join the MDAH, along with the Two Mississippi Museums, on Saturday, March 6, at 11 a.m. for the virtual event, I AM A MAN: Thoughts of Yesterday, as we reflect on the stories of the Mississippi Freedom Movement with civil rights veterans Frank Figgers and Hezekiah Watkins. Figgers and Watkins will share their personal experiences of the movement through selected images from the special exhibit, I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs in the American South, 1960–1970. Registration is free for this event. Space is limited.
Frank Figgers is the vice chairman of the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Board of Directors and is a member of the Jackson Public Schools Board and the Young People Project (YYP) of Jackson. He currently serves as a strategy consultant for One Voice, Inc., a non-profit leadership development organization in Jackson. Hezekiah Watkins is a former Freedom Rider and currently serves as a docent at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.