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Mound Bayou Museum Welcomes You

The Mound Bayou Museum is the first Museum specifically, about Mound Bayou Mississippi. We attempt to unveil the untold story of African Americans while exposing the true history of Mound Bayou. There are several ways for touring the Mound Bayou Museum for the first time. Whether you’re looking to tour individually or in a group, you may come by at regular hours of call ahead of time to schedule a group.  We will work to accommodate you.

The Museum Building stands in one of the most historic African American communities in the country, founded by former slaves of Joe Davis, brother of Jefferson Davis


Display of Set Props from the

ABC MiniDrama Series Women of the Movement, 

based on the true story of

Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley


Dozens of furniture and set props from the miniseries found a final home in the Museum

TILL | Official Trailer | MGM Studios

Witness the power of a mother’s love. Watch the official trailer for #TillMovie now, and see the never-before-told story of Mamie Till Mobley’s quest for justice for her son, Emmett. In theaters this October.

Museum In The News

Delta News At 5 segment on the Women of the Movement Exhibit at the Mound Bayou Museum


Workshops and Seminars

Image by Unseen Histories

Civil Rights Discussions

Image by Wonderlane

Community Forums

Image by Seven Shooter

Individual Studies


Mound Bayou Fact

While many in the America of the early 1900s were spreading disparaging views on black people, Mound Bayou, one of the first all-African American cities, was applauded by President Theodore Roosevelt as the "Jewel of the Delta".

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