The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is supporting free admission to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History from Saturday, January 13, through Tuesday, January 16, in honor of the second annual National Day of Racial Healing.
“The Kellogg Foundation's gift of free admission to the Two Mississippi Museums is a most appropriate and meaningful way to honor Dr. Martin Luther King and to celebrate his extraordinary legacy,” said MDAH director Katie Blount. “We look forward to welcoming thousands of people over the holiday weekend, and we are so grateful to the Kellogg Foundation for their continued generosity and support.”
“The museums tell powerful stories about our state’s past and how the racial hierarchies in Mississippi in particular have impacted everything from our education system to our economy,” said Rhea Williams-Bishop, director of Mississippi programming for the Kellogg Foundation. “The National Day of Racial Healing helps us come together and develop a shared understanding of our history, as an important step in healing and moving us toward a stronger future for our children.”
The museums’ hours during the free admission period are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition to free admission into the two museums, visitors can also take their entrance tickets to the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center for courtesy admission. The museum, located at 528 Bloom Street, is dedicated to increasing public understanding and awareness of the historical experience and cultural expressions of people of African descent.