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July 16, 2024

Grammy Museum MS Announces Events

Special programming to celebrate Black History Month in February

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi has announced a slate of special programming to celebrate Black History Month. The month of events will feature special screenings of films including Selma, Soul and Harriet, plus free admission to the Mississippi Museum on Sunday, Feb. 12, Sunday, Feb. 19, Saturday, Feb. 25, and Sunday, Feb. 26.  

“We are honored to mark Black History Month at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi by celebrating historic Black figures and creators through special screenings of several films,” said Emily Havens, Executive Director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. “We would also like to thank the Nissan Foundation for making it possible for us to offer our community free admission and programming this month.” 

 A full programming schedule for Black History Month is below.  

All film screenings are free, and RSVP is not required. 

 Sunday, Feb. 12 

Free admission to GRAMMY Museum Mississippi  

1 p.m.: Screening of Selma: A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via a historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. 

Sunday, Feb. 19 

Free admission to GRAMMY Museum Mississippi  

1 p.m.: Screening of Soul: After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife. 

Saturday, Feb. 25 

Free admission to GRAMMY Museum Mississippi 

Sunday, Feb. 26 

Free admission to GRAMMY Museum Mississippi 

1:00 p.m.: Screening of Harriet: The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. 

All screenings will take place inside the Sanders Soundstage at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi.  

Free admission weekend at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is made possible by a grant from the Nissan Foundation, which supports educational programs that promote a greater appreciation and understanding of America’s diverse cultural heritage. 

In addition to these special screenings, the Museum is offering students Civil Rights education workshops through the Nissan Foundation. The Soul of the Movement workshops include Right to Write and Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom. The education workshops are free to any class that would like to attend.