Freedom's Sisters exhibit open for public - - Jackson, MS

Freedom's Sisters exhibit open for public

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Smithsonian Museum's traveling exhibit "Freedom's Sisters," is officially open to the public.

The exhibit is on display at the Smith Robertson Museum in Jackson.

It highlights the accomplishments of twenty African-American women.

All of the women featured, including Rosa Parks, Myrlie Evers-Williams and Harriet Tubman fought for justice and equality during various eras of American history.

The exhibit takes up two floors and includes lots of interactive displays and videos.

Museum manager Pamela Junior hopes the women honored within the exhibit motivate other women.

"You have Myrlie Evers-Williams whose husband Medgar Evers went through so much," Junior said. "She had children, being a single mother had to pull up and start over again. These women are strong and we want women to know out there, you're strong too."

Freedom's Sisters is on display through August 14th.

The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00 and on Saturday 10:00-1:00.

The cost is $4.50 for adults, $3.00 for senior citizens and $1.50 for children.

Call 601-960-1457 for more information.

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