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Two Mississippi Museums to Host Annual MLK Night of Culture

January 8, 2024

The Two Mississippi Museums will host the 2024 MLK Night of Culture at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 15, in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This event is made possible through support from FedEx.

Hosted by local Jackson artist and producer 5th Child, this year's Night of Culture theme honors the 60th anniversary of Freedom Summer.

Artists performing original pieces centered on freedom, voting rights, and education include:

Musician - Tyler Greer

African Drumming - Alkebulan

Spoken Word - Vortex, JT The Poet, Brittany Wilson, and Fran Wade

Vocalists - Shelby Greer, Ally Durr, and Samantha Morrow; Miss Black Mississippi USA Talented Teen 2024

Dance - Mississippi Elite Dance and Cheer

Visual Art - Al Thomas, Kira Cummings, and Kevin Brown

This event is free and open to the public. In case the auditorium capacity is reached, overflow space will be open in the Trustmark Community Room and Spiro Pete Cora Classroom. Guests can access the free visitor parking garage from Jefferson Street between Amite and Mississippi streets.

Dr. King’s involvement in Mississippi included visiting Greenwood in support of Mississippi Freedom Summer in 1964, testifying in support of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) during the 1964 Democratic National Convention, and continuing James Meredith’s March Against Fear following the assassination attempt against Meredith in 1966. 

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



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