A large portrait of an African-American child greets visitors to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum during a work progress tour in Jackson in June. The side-by-side museums are scheduled to open Dec. 9, with one dedicated to the telling of the civil rights struggle in the state, and the other, the Museum of Mississippi History encompassing the state’s history.
A large portrait of an African-American child greets visitors to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum during a work progress tour in Jackson in June. The side-by-side museums are scheduled to open Dec. 9, with one dedicated to the telling of the civil rights struggle in the state, and the other, the Museum of Mississippi History encompassing the state’s history. Rogelio V. Solis AP File
A large portrait of an African-American child greets visitors to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum during a work progress tour in Jackson in June. The side-by-side museums are scheduled to open Dec. 9, with one dedicated to the telling of the civil rights struggle in the state, and the other, the Museum of Mississippi History encompassing the state’s history. Rogelio V. Solis AP File

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Charlie Mitchell is a former newspaper editor and current journalism professor at the University of Mississippi. He is a self-syndicated columnist from Oxford, Miss.