Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

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The world-famous Mississippi Civil Rights Museum’s eight galleries highlight the struggle civil-rights activists and everyday people faced in no-holds-barred fashion such as seeing the names of those lynched prominently displayed throughout a gallery.

Stephenie Morrisey, deputy director of programs and communication, said many people walk out moved and want to come back. “It sparks family discussion, (and) it sparks discussion between visitors who don’t know each other. It’s a very serious topic, and people respond to that in a lot of different ways,” Morrisey said. — Aliyah Veal

WINNER: Best Museum, Best Tourist Attraction

Address: 222 North St Suite 2205 Jackson, MS 39201

Phone number: 601-576-6800

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