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WELCOME TO JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
Jackson, is one of our most important Black Heritage destinations. Its Black colleges, barbeque and historic sites also make this a fine place to hold family reunions that connect with the foundations of our culture. It also has grand architecture built with the labor of our ancestors ... More

CULTURAL SITES
Jackson State University, Medgar Evers Museum, Medgar Evers Library, Smith Robertson Museum & Cultural Center, Malaco Records, Alamo Theater and Tougaloo College ... More

BLACK GENESIS
In the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson appealed to free Black people in Mississippi and Louisiana to join the Union’s fight against the British. Two battalions of Black soldiers who helped him win the Battle of New Orleans in 1814. Afterwards he openly praised ... More

FARISH STREET
Farish Street is one of the few Historically Black Districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places that was built by former slaves. Like similar districts in Richmond, Atlanta and Memphis, it was once the center of political, religious, economic, educational and entertainment activities ... More

RESTAURANTS and NIGHTCLUBS
You haven't experienced the Blues until you check out where the Blues originated, Mississippi. And no Blues club stands out more than Queen of Hearts where Dorothy Moore, King Edward, Cadillac George Harris, Bobby Rush, Muddy Waters, Big Daddy, J.T. Watkins, Mary Queen ... More


HISTORIC SITES
Boddie Mansion was constructed in 1848 on the Boddie Plantation of 2,000 acres. John Boddie's fiancée demanded she have the fairest house in Madison County with a cupola from which she could view the city of Jackson. Before the Mansion was complete ... More

PLACES OF WORSHIP
Located in the Farish Street Historical District, Old Mount Helm Baptist Church was founded in 1835 and is the oldest Black religious congregation in Jackson. It was used as classrooms for students while construction for Jackson State University in 1883-1885 ... More

JACKSON CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Two local heroes deserve a healthy portion of the credit for changing civil rights in Mississippi – Medgar Evers and Fannie Lou Hamer. In 1963, only 28,000 Black Mississippians were registered voters. By 1971, there were 250,000 Black registered voters ... More

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS
International Museum of Muslim Cultures examines how in 711 AD, a Muslim Berber army crossed from Morocco over the Straits of Gibraltar to defeat Spain and how part of Europe’s Renaissance can be traced back to Islamic Moorish Spain ... More

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS
Russell C. Davis Planetarium, Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson Golf World, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, Puppet Arts Theatre ... More

RESEARCH CREDITS:
Lysa Allman-Baldwin
Sheila Umolu
Thomas Dorsey

 

 
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