MS Civil Rights Education Commission
The Mississippi Civil Rights Education Commission is dedicated to ensuring that Mississippi’s children are taught ALL of our state’s history, including the important role that the Civil Rights Movement played in that history.
Our state, our communities, and our schools have all been shaped by the experiences of its people. That collection of experiences makes up our history. Mississippi’s history can be an uncomfortable one – one of inequity, disconnection, and distrust. It is vital that we honor the stories of ALL people, rather than letting the comfort of one supercede the difficult lived experiences of another.
In many Mississippi communities, as well as communities throughout the country, the stories of those living through the Civil Rights Movement and the effects that followed are being silenced. It is vital for Mississippians to hear those stories, to honor those that lived them, and to create equitable change in our communities.
The Commission is made up of representatives from The Alluvial Collective, Tougaloo College, the Oral History Project at the University of Southern Mississippi, and Jackson State University, with eleven volunteer positions. Our mission is to increase understanding of the important role the Civil RIghts Movement had on the State of Mississippi and increase understanding the importance of teaching Mississippi’s children all of our history.
Apply today to join the Commission and give your time to this valuable work.
Applications will be reviewed by the membership committee.