The Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Inc. (VMCRM) is celebrating thirteen years of service and leadership in the ongoing pursuit of human and civil rights during its 13th Anniversary Conference. Please make plans to join us March 1-March 3, 2018.
A highlight this year will be the honoring of ALL civil rights veterans at the Legacy Awards Celebration hosted by the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday, March 3, 2018. ALL veterans are invited to attend and be recognized for their incredible sacrifices and courageous service.
Please see the schedule below which gives you the complete list of activities. Events include:
A community welcome program featuring the Jim Hill High School Choir, Poetess Amanda Furdge, a performance from Black Girls Unfiltered, a special keynote from Mississippi NAACP Youth & College President Marquise Hunt, youth activist Maisie Brown, and Mt. Helm M.B. Church Pastor CJ Rhodes. It is free and open to the public.
Filmmakers Keith Beauchamp and Joe Davenport will present footage and engage the audience in conversation regarding the upcoming documentaries, which will hit the big screen in 2019 on Emmett Till and freedom fighter, Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer. Interviews will be conducted. It is free and open to the public.
Art and Coffee hosts spoken-word artist Monica Atkins and Civil Rights veteran, Hollis Watkins will engage the audience as a group through the galleries of Picturing Mississippi and White Gold: Thomas Sayre, punctuated by spoken-word performances and traditional freedom songs inspired by the art on view. It is free and open to the public.
All civil rights veterans will be honored by the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Guest program participants include Pamela Junior, Dave Dennis, Dr. Doris Derby, Keith Beauchamp, Yohance & Dr. Kimberly Morgan-Myles, Pamela Confer and Tougaloo Theatre Group.
A reception begins at 6:00 pm and the program begins at 7:
PLEASE RSVP IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING THIS RECEPTION AND CELEBRATION.
Cynthia Goodloe Palmer
Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Inc.
P.O. Box 20978
Jackson, MS 39289
(601) 977-7914 office
(601) 918-7809 cell
Administrative office located on the historic campus of
500 W. County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174
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