MLK poetry night
‘Where do we go from here?’


Enjoy an evening of free performances in honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. It takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum located at 222 North Street, Jackson.

The theme of this year’s event is “Where Do We Go From Here?” — the title of King’s 1967 book and also the name of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum’s final gallery.

Museum director Pamela Junior, artist Thabi Moyo and musician 5th Child will co-host the program. DJ Young Venom will provide music.

If you would like to be considered to perform a piece at the event, fill out the form at All pieces submitted should adhere to this year’s theme — “Where Do We Go From Here?”

A selection committee will review submissions and all applicants will be notified no later than January 5, 2019. If you have questions please contact

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opened alongside the Museum of Mississippi History in December 2017 in celebration of the state’s bicentennial. The Museum of Mississippi History explores the entire sweep of the state’s history. The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, the first state-operated civil rights museum in the country, explores the period from 1945 to 1976, when Mississippi was ground zero for the Civil Rights Movement nationally.

The museums are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 601-576-6800 or visit