Civil Rights Museum gives deep look at galleries

Published 8:08 am Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is offering a series of programs to give visitors a deep look at each of its eight galleries.

A free presentation examines the museum’s first gallery, Mississippi Freedom Struggle, which tells about slavery and emancipation. It begins at 6 p.m. Thursday.

A news release from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History says the program will feature a living history presentation by Natchez public historian Darrell White and two scholarly presentations.

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White will portray members of the United States Colored Troops who served for the Union Army during the Civil War.

MADDRAMA theater troupe, made up of young African-American actors, will perform a slavery-themed re-enactment.