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“Very special place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center

Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center
528 Bloom Street, Jackson, MS 39202
601-960-1457
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Ranked #16 of 48 things to do in Jackson
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: Located in Jackson's first public school building for African-Americans, this museum, named after a former slave who went on to become the first African-American Alderman in Jackson, chronicles the everday lives and culture of people of African decent living in the South during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very special place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

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 limited. We plan to visit again in a year or two to check in on this very special museum!

Visited April 2013
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Jackson, Mississippi
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unique museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

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.

Visited June 2012
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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8 reviews
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“I would recommend the museum to anyone...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

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 interest in past time life in the South, this will be a treat for you.

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Foxworth, Mississippi
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171 reviews
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“Very interesting...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2007

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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