The Negro Motorist Green Book

Summer Music Series 2022 cmckenzie Wed, 07/27/2022 - 10:40

Join us Sunday, August 7, at noon for the monthly edition of the Summer Music Series at the Two Mississippi Museums featuring local musician, Conner Ball. Admission to the museums is free on Sundays and includes admission to our two special exhibits: The World of Marty Stuart and The Negro Motorist Green Book.

Gallery Talk: The Negro Motorist Green Book cmckenzie Wed, 07/27/2022 - 10:24

Join us on Thursday, August 18, at 11 a.m. for a gallery talk about the Smithsonian traveling exhibit The Negro Motorist Green Book. This month's talk will feature Zakiya Summers and Timothy Summers who will share about the Summers Hotel. Opened in Jackson in 1944 by Bill Summers, the Summers Hotel was advertised in The Green Book from 1949 to 1966.  Afterwards explore the exhibit  and learn more about the history of Victor Green and his annual travel guide. This event is free and open to the public.

History Happy Hour: On the Road

Join us for an evening of history and fun on Tuesday, July 19, at the Two Mississippi Museums! The evening theme for this edition of History Happy Hour is "On the Road" in collaboration with The Negro Motorist Green Book special exhibit. Museum staff will lead interactive fifteen-minute flash tours through the exhibit, as well as through the Two Mississippi Museums featuring stories about travel and transportation in our state. Enjoy refreshments, a cash bar and live music from jazz saxophonist Tiger Rogers. Museum members will receive a complimentary drink.

Entrepreneur Fair at the Two Mississippi Museums

Learn how to promote and support your business with resources from business innovation experts and entrepreneurs at our Entrepreneur Fair at the Two Mississippi Museums in partnership with Higher Purpose Co. Admission to the Two Mississippi Museums is free and includes The Negro Motorist Green Book special exhibit which highlights the history and significance of Black-owned businesses during the Jim Crow era. For more information, visit the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Facebook page.

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