Picturing America, Reflecting Mississippi

Picturing America tells the story of America through its art. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) developed Picturing America as a tool to help teach American history. The Picturing America initiative and the related images and teacher resource book and activities may be reviewed by visiting www.PicturingAmerica.neh.gov.

Picturing AmericaReflecting Mississippi provides companion images to selected images in the Picturing America initiative that explore themes related to Mississippi history. The photographic images are from the collections of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and can be appreciated for both their historic and artistic merit.

Sixteen Mississippi images, accompanied by suggested teaching activities, are available at www.mdah.state.ms.us/reflecting-ms.zip.

For information about scheduling a speaker and/or borrowing a framed set of Picturing America prints, the Picturing America: Teachers Resource Book, and a framed set of six of the Reflecting Mississippi prints, contact David Morgan, Mississippi Humanities Council, at 601-432-6752, or email david@mhc.state.ms.us.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Mississippi Humanities Council, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the Mississippi Library Commission, and the Mississippi Arts Commission.