The History Workshop Awarded Civil Rights Exhibit

Jackson State University has asked The History Workshop to prepare an exhibit on the Freedom Struggle in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibit will be housed in the headquarters of the Council of Federated Organizations, which served as a Civil Rights call center in the early 1960s. Members of the African-American community and Civil Rights activists used the call center and the chalkboard posted outside the Council of Federated Organizations headquarters to communicate with each other and share news events. The History Workshop’s exhibit will include an interactive element in which museum visitors will actually be able to listen to recordings of calls that were placed to the call center between 1961 and 1965.

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