MLK Night of Culture: “The Great Migration: Those Who Stayed”

Two Mississippi Museums | 222 North Street, Jackson, Mississippi, 39201

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Join the Mississippi Department of Archives & History on Monday, January 17, at 6 p.m. for the annual MLK Night of Culture program in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Two Mississippi Museums. This year’s theme is “Those Who Stayed,” inspired by the stories of the individuals who remained in Mississippi during the Great Migration, a population movement of African Americans who left their homes to seek better opportunities in the northern and western states in response to racial injustice in the rural South.

The event is free and includes live poetry and performances by Jackson State University’s MADDRAMA theatre troupe, Hinds Community College’s MONTAGE Theatre of Dance and other featured artists. Seating is limited. The event will also be streamed live on the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Facebook page.

Admission to the Two Mississippi Museums will be free on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 17, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. sponsored by FedEx. The museums will also be free on Sunday, January 16. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required.

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