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The Jacqueline House African American Museum is the only museum in Vicksburg that is exclusively dedicated to the study of the culture and history of people of African descent in the Vicksburg-Warren County Area. The Museum houses more than 20,000 objects and artifacts consisting of books, photographs, posters, music, manuscripts, newspapers and rare ephemera. The artifacts included in the Museum?s collection date back to the slave period.

In the 19th century, Vicksburg was the largest black community and it was also the commercial center for the heavily black populated Yazoo-Mississippi Delta. Up to now, it is prominent when it comes to the history of the state and the region. The Museum has also served as a medium for the discovery and reconnection with one?s heritage. Since there was an African-American out-migration during the 20th century, numerous expatriates in Vicksburg and their descendants have the need to trace and re=connect with their heritage.

It also holds a variety of programs such as lectures and events, family reunions, class reunions, literary clubs, film festivals, exhibits.
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