The Fannie Lou Hamer Civil Rights Museum
The Fannie Lou Hamer Civil Rights Museum offers an Old Story Teller, by the name of Lula, who is commonly referred to as; The Old Story Teller. She has told many stories about the slaves, sharecroppers and the Civil Rights Movement, the Activist and Freedom Summer, to people throughout the Delta and around the world. She shares these stories with students, visitors and tourists alike as they come traveling down Highway 49. The goal is to preserve the authenticity of Mississippi and African American History. While visiting the Civil Rights Museum people will have access to our Internet Café, which will allow them to view Documentaries, Timelines, and a thorough investigation of the Civil Rights Movement while also touring the Cultural, the Arts and Heritage Center. Upon entering the Center, you will be able to see the old plows, cotton sacks and a variety of other items that depict the Heritage of the Slaves and Share Croppers. When entering, you will be given an oral tour, "through history." The Fannie Lou Hamer Civil Rights Museum is part of a Museum Consortium, which allows all visitors and tourists to have access to the Rev. George Lee Museums of African American History and Heritage, The Pinetop Perkins Blues Museum, Cultural, Arts and Heritage Development Center and plans are underway to construct a Civil Rights Memorial honoring Rev. George W. Lee.