FedEx Corp. is supporting free admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20. The museums will also be open free of charge Saturday, January 18, and Sunday, January 19.
“We are grateful to FedEx Corp. for enabling hundreds to visit these museums and reflect on Dr. King’s contribution to Mississippi and the nation,” said Katie Blount, director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
At 6 p.m. Monday, January 20, the Two Mississippi Museums will host MLK Night of Culture: "I Question America," an evening of free performances in honor of women who led the struggle for civil rights in the state. Artist Amanda Furdge will serve as master of ceremony. Local poets and artists will perform during the event and DJ JKeyes will provide music.