Mississippi Freedom Trail
In commemoration of Mississippi’s pivotal role in the American Civil Rights Movement, the Mississippi Freedom Trail was created. This unique cultural initiative offers a virtual tour of the state and an in-depth look at the people and places that played a pivotal role in the fight for justice and equality.
Both a visitor attraction and an educational tool, the Mississippi Freedom Trail recognizes the bravery and courage of the men and women who were a part of the movement in the 1950s, '60s and beyond. It serves as an acknowledgement of the state’s dark past, but most importantly, the trail is a reminder of Mississippi’s thriving present and bright future.
The first Freedom Trail markers were unveiled in conjunction with the Mississippi Freedom 50th Foundation’s 2011 reunion activities for the 1961 Freedom Riders. The trail will also be a welcome complement to the state’s forthcoming Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.