The Mississippi Department of Archives and History will celebrate Black History Month with events honoring the legacy of the civil rights movement. These events will take place at the Old Capitol Museum.
On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 12 noon, the History Is Lunch program will feature the award-winning filmmaker Jeanne Luckett. The Jackson native will present a documentary on slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers in observance of the 50th anniversary of his assassination.
On Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 6 p.m., there will be an event entitled, We Shall Not Be Moved: Stories and Heroes of the Jackson Woolworth Sit-In. This event honors the 50th anniversary of the original Woolworth sit-ins in Jackson, Mississippi.
There will be a lecture from Michael O'Brien, the author of We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-In and the Movement it Inspired. This will be followed by the screening of a segment of the documentary, An Ordinary Hero.
An Ordinary Hero highlights the courageous participation of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland in the sit-ins. The event will be concluded by a light reception.
For more information, call 601-576-6920. The Old Capitol Museum is located at 100 South State Street in Jackson and is open on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.