Museum of Mississippi History
2 Mississippi Museums
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Blog Archives

Paul Canonici

2013.14.1 – Paul and Joe Canonici grew up in the predominantly African American community of Shaw.  After Joe helped black residents register to vote, segregationists burned a cross outside his general store. Paul created this sculpture from the charred remains. Paul described the artwork in the following way: “The black charred wood on a black background is in Read More…

“How We Live”

2013.39.18 – Most galleries in the Museum of Mississippi History feature a How We Live exhibit that shows an everyday scene in the life of a Mississippi family during that time period. The Forging Ahead gallery features a 1980s living room. This How We Live exhibit features examples of two major innovations that changed the Read More…