An Early Look at Mississippi Civil Rights and History Museums

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  • Two Museums Side By Side
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  • Voting Sign
  • Gas Grenade Used in Race Riots
  • Weapon Used in Medgar Evers Slaying
  • Baskets Made By Native Americans
  • Confederate Flag
  • Spy Cabinet

Two Museums Side by Side

On Thursday, Mississippi breaks ground on two museums; one that will examine the state’s history of rocky race relations; another building will house the history of the state from early Native American settlers to prominent citizens such as blues legend B.B. King. BET.com takes a look at some of the artifacts that will be placed in the museums. Natelege Whaley 

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Mississippi History Museum are planned to be completed and opened in 2017 in downtown Jackson. The state says it did not set out to have two separate but equal museums, but the final product could end up that way.

(Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo)

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