A sign remembering Till, defaced with bullets, will be displayed across from the Star-Spangled Banner.
It is the largest return of stolen Native American antiquities in the state’s history.
As the world moves rapidly toward irreversible and necessary change, art museum directors are talking about adapting their institutions to the times. But what if adaptation is not enough?
After flying for 126 years, the flag will go on display at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
“In Mississippi, the state flag is the most visible symbol of white supremacy,” says a group of local leaders calling for its replacement.
The sign honoring the slain boy is the fourth to be built in just over a decade due to repeated acts of vandalism.
This is the third historical marker to be damaged by bullets since it was erected in 2007. Now, three University of Mississippi students are facing a possible civil rights investigation after posing with guns next to the bullet-punctured sign.
Charles and Talameika Brice were selected to paint the mural at Obama Magnet, which was named after Confederate president Jefferson Davis until this year.
A vote on Tuesday could effectively do away with the state’s main arts funding organization, bringing its activities under the control of Governor Phil Bryant.
Today, the Neuberger Museum of Art announced that because of the passage of a new anti-LGBTQ bill in Mississippi, its director, Dr. Tracy Fitzpatrick, and the president of Purchase College, SUNY, Thomas J. Schwarz, will not attend the opening of When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection at the Mississippi Museum of Art.