An Early Look at Mississippi Civil Rights and History Museums

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

Florence Mars’ Lunch Box

Civil rights activist Florence Mars’ lunch box will be on display in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Mars is well known for her book Witness in Philadelphia, about the murder of three young civil rights workers – James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerener — near the city of Philadelphia, Mississippi. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo)

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