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Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture

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Address: 301 Main Street, Natchez, MS
Phone Number: 601-445-0728
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Museum that chronicles the rich history and culture of African Americans...
Museum that chronicles the rich history and culture of African Americans in the southern United States.
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Growing up in Mississippi

I grew up in Tupelo and learned things in this museum that I never knew. We were told if you were nice to black people they would be nice to you. That was true until I went to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I grew up in Tupelo and learned things in this museum that I never knew. We were told if you were nice to black people they would be nice to you. That was true until I went to Ole Miss. In the 60's we were interested in school, dating and really did not understand the true condition and depravation that... More 

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Denison, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Our docent was very knowledgeable and eager to tell the stories of the African American people from the slave trade up to the present day. The stories were moving and very well presented. A visit to this museum should be included in your trip to Natchez to get a true feeling of the African American people during the different times... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

A gem - our guide told us some interesting stories. Was saddened to read the list of the martyrs - people killed during the Civil Rights struggle. 1965 was a pivotal year in Natchez and life has improved over the past 50 years but no doubt has a way to go yet for equal human rights for all citizens. Many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a small and unpretenious museum but very important. Much of a Natchez visit is about the antebellum houses, the agricultural empire, and the culture of the South. But this culture was built largely through the labor and creativity of African American slaves. And the descendants of these slaves, after emancipation, became important contributors to the American experience, including... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A friend tipped me off to visit this museum and I am so glad that he did. It is the labor of love of its founders to provide insight into the life of African Americans in Natchez over the years up to the present time. The exhibits are tastefully done, although don't expect the grandiosity of The Smithsonian. During our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Although we had visited Natchez a number of times, this was our first visit to the Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture, and this was indeed the highlight of our trip. We were fortunate to have more than 2 hours of the museum director's time. Darrell is a wonderful presenter who is very well informed, reasonable, and articulate.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The young man that took my two granddaughters and me on the tour was very good. The girls were in awe. It showed how many lived not only blacks. I can remember visiting my grandparents and they lived a lot like was presented. Thanks Darrell

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's hard to believe that a trip to this tiny museum could have upped New Orleans ghosts for the highlight of our trip south, but it's true. We (mom and teenagers) stopped in here on a whim and stayed for almost 2 hours. When we walked in a tall well spoken man asked if we would rather look on our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

An enriching experience. The collection is great. The staff is very informed not only about the history, but the local culture and various sites in and around Natchez.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to the museum, the guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. It's a must see even if you lived in the area.

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