WHY VISIT MOUND BAYOU MUSEUM?
We are dedicated to preserving the past, celebrating the present, and inspiring the future. We invite you to join us on this enriching journey of exploration, education, and empowerment as we honor the remarkable history and heritage of Mound Bayou, Mississippi. Together, we can ensure that the legacy of this extraordinary community endures for generations to come.
About The Mound Bayou Museum
Welcome to the Mound Bayou Museum, where the vibrant culture of a resilient community comes to life. Located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, our museum is a portal to the captivating narrative of Mound Bayou's unique heritage and cultural mosaic.
A Powerful Film About Justice and Legacy
Get ready to be moved and inspired by the upcoming biographical drama, "Till." This highly anticipated movie tells the heart-wrenching yet essential story of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African American boy whose tragic murder in 1955 ignited the civil rights movement in the United States.
THE TILL MOVIE SET
Come visit our new exhibit
Costumes of Mamie, Emmett, and other characters will be displayed at the Museum.
TILL | OFFICIAL TRAILER | MGM STUDIOS
See the actual set props and clothing used in the Movie, right in Mound Bayou Museum
At Mound Bayou Museum, our greatest joy is the community of happy and lovely visitors who grace our doors. Each person who walks through our museum becomes a cherished part of our extended family, and their presence enriches our mission in countless ways.
Our Happy and Lovely Visitors
Our visitors bring the gift of curiosity with them. They eagerly explore our exhibits, ask thought-provoking questions, and seek to uncover the stories and treasures we hold.
Their unique perspectives enrich the conversations, discussions, and connections that happen within our walls. We celebrate the tapestry of voices that fill our space.
Smiles they Shared
The faces of our visitors as they interact with our displays and engage in learning activities are priceless. These smiles remind us that learning can be a delightful and transformative experience.
MOUND BAYOU FACTS
**Mound Bayou: A Beacon of Hope Amid Adversity**
In the face of racial segregation and widespread prejudice during the early 1900s, Mound Bayou, one of the first all-African-American cities, defied the odds to become a symbol of resilience and determination. President Theodore Roosevelt's recognition of Mound Bayou as the "Jewel of the Delta" was a testament to the town's exceptional journey, embodying values of hard work, self-reliance, and unity. The Mound Bayou Museum proudly preserves this legacy, celebrating a community that triumphed over adversity and served as a beacon of hope for all.