Mississippi Freedom Trail

Mississippi’s rich history also reminds us how prominent our state was in the battle for civil justice. Part of the United States Civil Rights Trail, the Mississippi Freedom Trail consists of 25 sites that offer visitors the opportunities to learn more about the Civil Rights movement, honor important figures of the era, and sightsee across the great state of Mississippi.

Created in 2011, the Mississippi Freedom Trail’s first markers debuted during the Mississippi Freedom 50th Foundation’s 2011 reunion activities, which were enjoyed by 1961 Freedom Riders. Now, there are 25 total markers along the trail – some in Cleveland, Ruleville, Clarksdale, Mayersville, Greenwood, Blue Mountain, and Holly Springs.

For more information about the Mississippi Freedom Trail and our state’s role in the Civil Rights movement, request a tour guide, use our trip planner, check out some of the places to stop, or contact us today to start planning your trip.

MS Freedom Trail

Biloxi Beach Wade-in

Biloxi, MS, MS


The Biloxi wade-ins were protests that were conducted by local African Americans on the beaches of Biloxi, between 1959 and 1963. Dr. Gilbert R Mason led more than 100 South Mississippians in a peaceful wade-in on segregated Biloxi Beach. The Mississippi Gulf […]

The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum and Cultural Center of African and African American History was established to inspire, enlighten and enrich the lives of people everywhere by collecting, preserving and disseminating African and African-American contributions in the fields of history, […]