Celebrating a Civil Rights Achievement 70 Years in the Making

The Elport Chess JATRAN Facility Naming September Marks Two Significant Milestones September 2017 marks two important and connected anniversaries in Mississippi’s Civil Rights history. First, 70 years ago in Jackson, the Lanier Bus Boycott of 1947 took place and was led by Mr. Elport Chess. Then one year ago, in 2016, the JATRAN public bus … Continue reading Celebrating a Civil Rights Achievement 70 Years in the Making

History Is Lunch on September 7

Join us Wednesday, September 7 at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, for their “History is Lunch” series, from 12:00 – 1:00. Our own Dr. Wilma E. Mosley Clopton will present “Elport Chess and the 1947 Lanier Bus Boycott. Four members of the class of 1947-’48, who were on the bus with Elport Chess … Continue reading History Is Lunch on September 7

Back to School Series: Margaret Walker Alexander Coloring Book

We kick off our Back to School Series with the Margaret Walker Alexander Coloring Book. Commissioned to celebrate the Margaret Walker Centennial Celebration, the coloring book teaches children about Margaret Walker’s important contribution to Mississippi. Walker was an award-winning poet and writer. Free Shipping. #blackhistory #MargaretWalkerAlexander #coloringbook #freeshipping#backtoschool #education

Back to School Series Starts July 29

Get ready for our Back to School Series starting next Friday, July 29! Find out what educational resources you can get from NMHS Unlimited for your child or student. Let’s help the next generation save our history, one story at a time! #backtoschool #education #youth #school #history #curriculum#homeschool #teach #blackhistory