Civil Rights Museum Reflection

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The Civil Rights Museum as a whole was a very interesting/learning experience. Since this was my first time visiting the museum, I really did not know what to expect. I knew that it was where Dr. King was assassinated, however I was unaware of all the other exhibits leading up to and even after the Civil Rights movement. The staff there were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the events that took place throughout the museum. Also, the exhibits were amazing, I really enjoyed seeing the artifacts, being able to see Dr. King’s room was my favorite part, along with the history of Ole Miss and watching the video of James Meredith enrolling there. It was almost like you were there in real life. In addition to some of my favorite exhibits, I was able to learn new things while visiting The Civil Rights Museum. One of the new things that I learned during my trip to the museum was about the Parchman Farm and the Freedom …show more content…
In the 1960s, four African American college students went to the drug store to buy toothpaste, etc. However, when they tried to seek services at the lunch counter they were refused service. The store manager asked them to leave because they served only whites. The four college freshmen refused to leave and stayed there until closing. This claims making was effective because it led to the media and government receiving attention to this matter and indeed it achieved the desegregation of lunch counters and other public places. The Summer Project or some may know is as the Mississippi Summer Project of 1964, was an attempt to register as many African American voters in Mississippi. The was somewhat successful because it leads to many Freedom Schools, Houses, and community centers for the African American’s in small rural towns throughout Mississippi. However, along with some of the success was violence and the Summer Project did not succeed in getting many African American voters

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