Jackson (MS) City Council honored VMCRM with a resolution for its outstanding commitment to service, history preservation, and youth empowerment.
On March 7, 2015, VMCRM received the Mississippi Historical Society Elbert R. Hilliard Oral History Award for its exemplary oral history program involving individuals who were active in the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. Pictured here are Dr. Stuart Rockoff, Oral History Committee Chair for the Society, with Veterans Mr. Charles McLaurin and Ms. Margaret Kibbee.
Welcome Newest Board Member
VMCRM’s Board of Directors welcomes Dr. Daphne Chamberlain.
Chairman Hollis Watkins Awarded Honorary Degree from Tougaloo College at Spring 2015 Commencement (click for release)
VMCRM Honors 2015 Movers
Ten influential history-makers awarded at Veterans Legacy Banquet
Freedom 50 work sessions tackled voting rights, access to healthcare, education, and workers’ rights by looking at the past as well as engaging Civil Rights Veterans, experts, and other activists on ways to address these modern-day social justice issues. The intergenerational assemblies highlighted best practices and developed strategies to continue to improve the lives of Mississippians and all Americans.
Be inspired by these invaluable stories from a pivotal time in U.S. history and scholarly resources for molding a more equitable future. Use these FREE videos from the MSFreedom Summer YouTube channel as a teachable guide to help meet the challenges of today in Mississippi and in our nation.
Tribute to Till
It's been 60 years since the lynching of Emmett Louis Till in Money, Mississippi. Today a group on the campus Tougaloo College remembers the boy who made history.