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Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center

528 Bloom St, Jackson, MS 39202-4005
+1 601-960-1457
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For $5.50 pp, you learn about James Meredith (who is still alive in 2017) and his courageous story... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
wendy S
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Nebraska City, Nebraska
If You Want to Learn About the Civil Rights Struggle, This is the Place to Do It

This museum is a fantastic window into the Civil Rights Era and the history of African Americans. I... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Ryan V
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Great Falls, Montana
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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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  • Very good42%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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528 Bloom St, Jackson, MS 39202-4005
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

For $5.50 pp, you learn about James Meredith (who is still alive in 2017) and his courageous story. There is an exhibit about Medgar Evers, which elaborated on his story from the home museum tour. There is a life size exhibit of a Woolworth's counter,...More

Thank wendy S
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This museum is a fantastic window into the Civil Rights Era and the history of African Americans. I loved the section about James Meredith, the first African American to attend Ole Miss (and his struggle to be allowed in). It has audio clips from President...More

Thank Ryan V
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum giving a good overview of the Civil Rights movement and well worth a visit. Museum is of a good size (kept us busy for about 90 minutes) and great value. It's also open on Mondays, unlike some other museums. One...More

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This top quality museum is a must-see in Jackson. The exhibits trace African American history from Africa through the Civil Rights era, with special focus on Mississippi native sons Richard Wright, James Meredith, and Medgar Evers. The curators have arranged a compelling overview of the...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Built in 1894, Smith Robertson Museum was originally Jackson's first public school for black students. It is a bit difficult to find & the doors are locked during the day, but it's well worth the visit. The first floor is devoted to the Civil Rights...More

Thank luvtarheelstate
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this manageable sized and informative museum. Very educational! Good overviews of slavery in the south, the civil rights movement in MS, and first hand accounts of how freed black southerners, survived, struggled to obtain an education, or moved north for better opportunities...More

Thank lcatherines
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This museum is one of Jackson's hidden jems! It is s little difficult to find, they lock the door during business hours, and it is cash only. However, once you do find it and make it inside, you will not be disappointed! There is so...More

Thank Shiloh B
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The museum has an interesting collection of Mississippi history. The civil rights area is an important part of the history being depicted.

Thank Vern O G
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Richard Wright, renown poet and writer, attended this school (now a museum and cultural center) as a young boy. On the second floor, the display begins with a replica of an early slave ship along with a mural depicting captured Africans on auction blocks. Another...More

Thank Peppersmom2015
Reviewed 28 June 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...More

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I found a website that listed 9-5 M-F, 10-1 Sat, not sure about Sunday.
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