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Join us on the journey toward freedom, paved by sacrifice, pain, suffering, and even death. Experience the places and people who brought freedom and equality to Neshoba County.
Tour takes you on a journey of significant African-American landmarks such as Sandfield Cemetery, Catfish Alley, and Union Academy.
The all new African American Military History Museum is located inside America’s only remaining, original African American USO Club. This landmark building contains more than 150 years of African American military history including hundreds of artifacts, photos and tributes to the history of African Americans who served this nation in the Armed Forces.
c.1876. This breathtaking Italianate mansion sits atop a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and is one of Mississippi's best preserved historical homes. It showcases beautiful oval, arched woodwork and trim and intricate Bavarian plaster. Member of Bed & Breakfast Association of Mississippi.
Originally known as Belvidere, Airlie is one of Natchez’ earliest constructed homes, built around 1793. Airlie is perched on a choice, secluded site in the northern part of town. A gallery fronts the home and is supported by chamfered posts which are uncommon for plantation homes, yet provide ample support for the length of the house front. The name was changed to Airlie by the Aylette Buckner family, who purchased the home in 1832. The Buckner's did extensive remodeling to the interior in the Greek revival style, and the home remained in the Buckner family until the last descendant passed away in the late 1980’s. Airlie is only open to the public during pilgrimage in either Spring or Fall, and although you can drive by the house, viewing is difficult because of the wooded surroundings. You can park on Myrtle Ave. which intersects with Elm St., and Airlie’s circular drive is just beyond the intersection.
Located in the historic Farish Street District, the Alamo Theater functioned as a cinema and performing arts venue for African-Americans.
Alan Lomax was a folklorist and musicologist who spent his lifetime collecting and celebrating music and musicians around the world, recording their songs, making photographs and films. His work is interwoven with the Library of Congress and the Archive of American Folk Song. During the 1950s and again in the 1970s, attracted by the lure of north Mississippi’s unique Hill Country Blues, Lomax visited the Como area. Lomax’s repatriated recordings, photographs and film capture this unique regional Blues said to be the closest to its African roots. The collection may be viewed in the Public Library on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday between the hours of 10a.m.- 6p.m. or on Saturday from 10a.m.-noon.
Oldest historically African-American land-grant college in the U.S. Historic buildings include Belle Lettres, Oakland Memorial Chapel and Old President's Home, c. 1830. Hiram Revels, the 1st African-American Senator was the university's first president.
The Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum is located on the 2nd floor of the Historic Train Depot. Alice Moseley was a nationally known folk artist who lived, painted, and welcomed visitors to the Little Blue House across the street from the Depot. The museum contains a collection of her original paintings as well as an extensive collection of her son’s, Tim Moseley, antique furniture, pottery, art glass, and bottles. Mrs. Moseley’s prints are available for purchase.
Summer art classes for children and young filmmakers workshops for students; meeting space for Allison's Wells Quilters, Magnolia Woodturners Association and specialty classes in arts and crafts. Annual showing of Mississippi Art Colony's Traveling Show.
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