Road Trip - Mississippi Center for Justice


Road Trip - Mississippi Center for Justice
The site of Emmet Till’s fateful encounter, Bryant’s Grocery remains an
emotional reminder of the wrongs that the Civil Rights Movement sought
to redress. We will hear a first-hand telling of the story, with details that
will make it live in your heart and mind.​
This legendary blues haunt lures visitors and celebrities
from around the world. And once you experience it,
you’ll know why. Nothing matches the flavor, feel and
fun of a night with friends at Po’ Monkey’s.
BRYANT’s Grocery
PO’ MONKEY’S juke joint
road trip highlights
Medgar Evers’ Home
The spark that ignited the Civil Rights Movement in
Mississippi took place at Medgar Evers’ home. We will
bring the day vividly to life with an insider account of
the events and the change they inspired.​
The museum was opened in 2008 to honor Blues legend
and Sunflower County, Mississippi, native B.B. King
and to pay tribute to the legacy of his unique American
musical art form. The museum features beautiful exhibit
space, events and fun educational experiences.
Road Trip
Fannie Lou Hamer Statue
As a singer, an organizer and a Civil Rights
tour de force, Fannie Lou Hamer gave fiery
voice to the Movement in Mississippi and
around the world. We live today in the
Mississippi she helped create.
Situated in Greenwood, Mississippi,
The Alluvian is a world-class hotel
at home in the Delta and welcoming
to visitors from around the world. We
will stay in comfort at the end of each
day in the welcoming arms of this
luxurious destination.
B.B. King Museum
Established in 1887 by former slaves, Mound Bayou
is Mississippi’s first independent black community.
The founding of Taborian Hospital in the town in
1942 was a milestone in the state, bringing lowcost, quality healthcare to African Americans in
the Delta for the first time.
the alluvian hotel
The universally acknowledged King of the
Blues, Robert Johnson changed the face of
popular music around the world before his
death at the age of 27. His gravestone in rural
Leflore County is a pilgrimage site for visitors,
musicians and celebrities everywhere.
Robert Johnson
mound bayou
P.O. Box 1023, Jackson, MS 39215-1023
Please join us for the
Road Trip
October 16-19
Experience the blues, food and culture during this exciting weekend in the Mississippi Delta. Often called the
most southern place on earth, the Mississippi Delta is steeped in history that reveals itself in today’s social
justice issues. This year’s road trip will introduce you to the people and places that have shaped the mystique
of the region and given birth to some of the country’s most beloved entertainers, writers and civil rights heroes.
Here at the Mississippi Center for Justice, we take an annual journey to the Delta to rediscover this fabled region. Along the way, we gain a deeper understanding of
When you join us on the 2014 Great Mississippi
the part of the state that, through history and time, has come to represent Mississippi and its social justice journey.
Road Trip, you will ride with other social justice advocates to museums, Civil Rights monuments and juke joints. Along the way you will help us explore how to keep
the energy of the Civil Rights Movement alive and vital in our work in education access, fair housing, affordable healthcare and financial literacy. The laughter you
will share and the friends you will make will only make the journey all the more enriching and delightful.
Get on the bus with us!
At our Champions of Justice Dinner, we will honor two Mississippians for their great work during
the Civil Rights Era and beyond. This inspirational annual event begins at 6 p.m. with a dinner and
reception at the Jackson Convention Complex.
The wheels start rolling on the 2014 Great Mississippi Road Trip, a two-day journey into the rich terrain
of the Mississippi Delta. Before we leave the state capital, we will visit Jackson-area Civil Rights landmarks, exploring the historical and emotional flash points of the Movement in Mississippi. As we head
northwest into the Delta, we will stop at seminal sites such as Bryant’s Grocery. Farther down the road,
we will visit the B.B. King Museum, groove to blues and hot tamales at Po’ Monkey’s Juke Joint, and pay
homage to the King of the Blues, Robert Johnson.
Greet the Delta sun on your last day. After breakfast, we will enjoy a few more delightful Delta
highlights before having lunch and returning to Jackson in time for flights at 3 p.m. or later.
Register Early And Save!
Early Bird Registration: By July 31, 2014
Final Registration: August 29, 2014
Register by July 31 to pay only $300 per person, a $50 savings per person!
August 1 and after, pay only $350 per person!
Price Includes:
Champions of Justice Dinner, Thursday, October 16
Travel for the weekend on the Deluxe Great Mississippi Road Trip Bus
Admission to all sites
Guided tour at all historical stops
Lunch, refreshments and entertainment, Friday, October 17
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Saturday, October 18
Breakfast and lunch, Sunday, October 19
Go online to, click “Donate” and reserve your seats there!
Or contact Lauren Welford​at 601.709.0859 or [email protected]
Make checks payable to: Mississippi Center for Justice, P.O. Box 1023, Jackson, MS 39215-1023
Please make your own hotel reservations
by September 9, 2014
Group name is Mississippi Center for Justice
Thursday, October 16
Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Jackson
Group Rate: $119
Phone: 1.877.782.9444
Friday, October 17-Sunday, October 19
Alluvian Hotel – Greenwood, MS
Phone: 1.866.600.5201
Group Rate: from $210
room blocks expire by September 9

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