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Free Admission Day at Two Mississippi Museums Sponsored by the Foundation for the Mid South

January 26, 2024

In honor of the National Day of Racial Healing, the Two Mississippi Museums—Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History—will have free admission on Thursday, February 1. Free admission is made possible by the Foundation for the Mid South.  

The National Day of Racial Healing is hosted annually by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and was created with and builds on the work and learnings of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) community partners. Fundamental to this day is a clear understanding that racial healing is at the core of racial equity. The Foundation for the Mid South is a partner of WKKF. 

“The new Mississippi cohort of Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation is essential to the movement towards a more inclusive and equitable society,” said Meshelle Rawls, principal investigator at the Foundation for the Mid South. “By empowering our communities to lead these conversations, we’re doubling down on healing and unity at a crucial point in time." 

The Foundation for the Mid South works in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, bringing together public and private sectors to focus resources on increasing social and economic opportunity in the region.

 “We are grateful to the Foundation for the Mid South for sponsoring free admission to the museums,” said Michael Morris, director of the Two Mississippi Museums. “This is a phenomenal opportunity to kickstart Black History Month by sharing the rich history of Black Mississippians and a movement that contributed to improving our state and nation.”   

The Two Mississippi Museums are open Tuesday–Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and are closed on Monday. Free parking can be found alongside North Street or in the Two Mississippi Museums Visitor Garage on Jefferson Street. 

For more information, call 601-576-6850 or email   


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