Tougaloo College was founded in 1869, appropriately enough, on the former site of a Mississippi plantation. A pioneer in the ... More
Tougaloo College was founded in 1869, appropriately enough, on the former site of a Mississippi plantation. A pioneer in the education, training and enlightenment of former slaves, Tougaloo now stands as one of the most respected historically black colleges in America. Many of the campus buildings have been preserved and restored, including the impressive Coleman Library, which houses an extensive collection of Civil Rights artifacts and materials as well as a multi million dollar art collection. The museum's collection of African-American artwork is considered the finest in the Southeast.
This is a wonderful college. It has a very friendly atmosphere. It also produce most of Mississippi's doctors as well as other professions. It is a close-knit community that has a warm, family feeling attached at its core.
This small campus is a quaint mixture of new facilities, and historic buildings with ties to the past. The school is on the site of a plantation and has two key buildings that face each other -- the original plantation mansion and Woodworth chapel, the site of many civil rights movement meetings, which really connect the historic stories of the African American experience. When warm breezes blow through trees filled with Spanish moss, you get an exhilarating feeling of "southern comfort".
To the casual visitor, this may seem like a peculiar attraction, but not when one considers the role that Mississippi's
two most significant industries have played in the history and economy of the state. The Agriculture and Forestry Museum ...
Over the years, the state of Mississippi has proven itself a fertile breeding ground of athletic talent, and this museum
pays tribute to this lineage. Archival footage can be viewed at interactive kiosks, while jerseys, trophies, gear and photos ...
The annual Mississippi 4 H State Horse Championships take place every year in July. Youth from the age group of
8 18 take part in this annual event. Participants show horse riding skills a well as show off their ...