New Morgan State University Museum Opens in Baltimore
Filed in HBCUs on June 24, 2016
Morgan State University in Baltimore has opened the renovated Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum, located a short distance from the university campus in the Bolton Hill community. Jackson served for three decades as president of the Baltimore chapter of the NAACP. A major leader of the civil rights movement in Baltimore, Jackson died in 1975. Her will requested that her home, a four-story row house, be made into a living museum. The state transferred the deed for the home to Morgan State in 1996. For the past 20 years, the home has been closed until renovations have been completed.
The museum is now owned and operated by Morgan State University. The museum has two period rooms and six galleries of exhibits. Items in the exhibits include drawings, paintings, letters, photographs, and historic memorabilia.