The partnership will cover admission for all visitors to the museum on Friday and Saturday of that week.
The Higher Purpose Co. (HPC) and the National Museum of African American History and Culture sponsor free admission to the Mississippi Museum of History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
The days supported will take place on Friday July 8 and Saturday July 9 in conjunction with the presentation of the exhibition The Negro Motorist Green Book. Admission to the Two Museums is also free every Sunday.
“We are grateful to Higher Purpose Co. and the National Museum of African American History and Culture for allowing Mississippians to visit both Mississippi museums and learn more about entrepreneurship,” said Katie Blount, director of the Mississippi Department of Archives. and History.
The museums will also host an entrepreneur fair on Saturday in partnership with the HPC. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mississippi Hall of History.
“Higher Purpose Co. is thrilled to collaborate on this timely initiative,” said Tim Lampkin, Founder and CEO of Higher Purpose Co. “HPC is committed to amplifying positive narratives from African Americans and providing business resources to reduce the racial wealth gap in our state This partnership is another example of our cohesive strategy to improve the state of Mississippi.
The Negro Motorist’s Green Book offers an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America and how the annual guide served as an indispensable resource for the country’s rising African American middle class. The exhibit was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian, Candacy Taylor, and made possible with support from Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Mississippi Museum of History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, two museums in Mississippi, are located at 222 North Street in Jackson. For more information visit the The Facebook page of the MDAH or email [email protected].