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Address: 528 Bloom St, Jackson, MS 39202-4005
Phone Number: 601-960-1457
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Located in Jackson's first public school building for African-Americans,...

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.

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This is a small museum dedicated to the African American culture in Mississippi and in Jackson, MS in particular. The exhibits are well presented and the small staff is friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2016
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Clinton, Mississippi
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Clinton, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is a small museum dedicated to the African American culture in Mississippi and in Jackson, MS in particular. The exhibits are well presented and the small staff is friendly. The subject matter can be disturbing to small children and sensitive adults but most of it is well presented. The museum is located in a restored school building very close... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

As I walked through Farish Street which is a little scary because it is abandoned and most if not all of the businesses are boarded up..But the dangerous walk was well worth it..I learned alot here about African American History..This little building used to be the first school for African American children when there was still segregation in Jackson..It was... More 

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Brandon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

I learned so much in my self-guided tour of this Museum! It would take days to look at and read everything they have added to the museum! I would highly recommend that families, school, and family reunions make this part of their stop while visiting Jackson, Mississippi.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

When you hear wonderful things about a place, you just have to visit. Before my visit to Jackson, I had read and heard only positive feedback about the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center. The Museum is a wonderful highlight of Black History and it is located in the beautifully renovated Smith Robertson School. It was the first school for... More 

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Florence, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

This is an excellent place to learn so many facts of what took place which was not that long ago. Mississippi has "so much" history here, some of it is good, and some isn't. I would encourage any parent regardless of race to pay a visit there with their kids to educate them of important history facts that occurred in... More 

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Clayton, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My family and I spent the afternoon at this wonderful museum and cultural center during our family reunion outing. The narrator was knowledgeable and she took her time in answering questions. The building, art, and exhibits were absolutely astonishing and educational. This is a must see for Jackson. I only regret is not obtaining a book or recorded DVD of... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It has so much history of the City of Jackson. Family members attended it when it was a school. I saw one of my brothers on one of the pictures.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I was impressed by the variety of content and amazed at the stories the exhibits told. It was very quiet when we went which made it very emotional. They deserve to be packed every day.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Went here on a field trip. Not a lot of history was discussed. Mainly a lot of talk about what they "plan to do" in the future. When the children asked questions the tour guide pulled out her phone and began to Google the answers. The tour guide also dropped the "N" word a couple of times when talking about... More 

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Crowell, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a fairly small and uncrowded museum (on a Saturday morning we were the only ones there and had to wait briefly for the lone employee to unlock the gate). While it may be off the beaten path, it has both character and charm, and lots of potential for growth. You will learn that the Smith Robertson school was... More 

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