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

Voting Sign

This campaign sign reading, “Don’t vote for a black man. Or a white man. Vote for the best man. Evers for Governor,” was used by former Fayette, Mississippi, Mayor Charles Evers as he ran for governor in 1971. It will be on display in the civil rights museum. He was the brother of Medgar Evers, the slain civil rights activists. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo)

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