JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Saturday, August 28, PBS FRONTLINE’s traveling augmented-reality exhibit Un(re)solved will open at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson. The opening date will align with the commemoration of the death of Emmett Till, who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955.
“Sixty-six years ago, an innocent fourteen-year-old boy was murdered, and justice never prevailed,” said Pamela D. C. Junior, director of the Two Mississippi Museums. “I think it is especially fitting that FRONTLINE’s new traveling exhibit begins its journey at the Two Mississippi Museums where we remember the people who sacrificed so much for freedom and equality.”
According to leaders at the museum, the exhibit examines the federal government’s effort to investigate more than 150 civil rights era cold cases under the authority of the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act (Till Act).
“We are proud to use the multiplatform, investigative journalism in Un(re)solved as a way to shine a light on these individuals and their families and their quests for justice, and to contribute to the national conversation surrounding the reckoning on racism in America,” says Raney Aronson-Rath, FRONTLINE executive producer.
The project consists of a web-based interactive experience, serialized podcast, a touring augmented-reality exhibit, and a documentary and companion education curriculum for high schools and universities.
The exhibit will run from Saturday, August 28, through Sunday, October 24. Fifteen-minute tours will be available Tuesday – Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $8 for youth ages four to 22. Discounts are available for students, seniors, active duty military, veterans, and groups of ten or more. Admission for children under the age of three is free. Ticket price includes admission to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Museum of Mississippi History, and all special exhibitions. Admission on Sunday is also free.
Museum hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.