I have lived in Mississippi all my life and never knew this museum was here. I visited today for the first time and was very moved by the exhibit. I encouraged all to visit.
This museum has great potential, but it's still lacking many things and several exhibits are a work in progress. The first floor contains mainly pictures with little or no context - some pictures reappear on the second floor. I was planning to give this 2 or 3 stars due to lack of historical information until I reached the Medgar Evers... More
Being a cultural center it does fulfill many valuable functions. There is a museum exhibit located here. One is very small that covers the very bare bones on slavery with a surprisingly effective, startling at first on the middle passage. The Medgar Evers exhibit is well done and would be a good starting point of a civil rights tour of... More
We stopped at this museum after reading a few positive tripadvisor reviews and were delighted with our decision. The museum conveys a clear, inspired perspective through objects and stories we had not encountered elsewhere, and it presents both fine art exhibits and historical exhibits. When we were there, the slavery exhibit was still in progress, and the gift shop seemed... More
If you want to be educated, inspired, motivated - visit the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, and ask the Museum Director, Pamela Junior to take you on a guided tour (if you're part of a group). You will be moved to tears and be given a truthful history of the African-American experience in Jackson MS and beyond.
I would recommend the museum to anyone with an interest in The underground railroad slavery escape system and the 20th century era of civil rights and blacks migration from the South to northern US cities for better quality of life and job opportunities. This museum also has great depictions of black art paintings. If you have the least bit of... More
This was a nice feature to stumble upon. The history was great. We did this as a homeschool field trip combined with a trip the state capital. It is located kind of out of the way but still worth finding. There is no guided tour but not really needed.
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