Mississippi is full of sites that were pivotal in the struggle during the civil rights and racial equality movement. Many are locations of tragic events that unfolded in the state and are now deeply ingrained in the state’s legacy. Jackson, as a state capital, was a focus of activism and protest. This period is marked by a trail that’s running through the city, weaving and connecting important sites. Indianola, the birthplace of B.B. King should also not be missed on your heritage trail.
- Mississippi’s capital city was a mecca for civil rights activism. These moments are immortalized with Mississippi Freedom Trail markers and at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
- Before you dive into the tumultuous history of the Mississippi Delta, explore the life of one of its most famous sons in Indianola at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center.
- The Emmett Till Interpretive Center implores all visitors to discover and never forget Till’s tragic murder. The center uses art and storytelling to process past pain.
“When Emmett Till was murdered in Money in 1955, Mississippians found themselves at the forefront of one of the most pivotal periods of American history.”