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 inter-generational 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.
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 and Executive
Director of the Mississippi Humanities Council, with Veterans Mr. Charles
McLaurin and Ms. Margaret Kibbee.