PROGRAM: MS The Bill of Rights and You

Presented by:
Mississippi Humanities
Current Initiative: 225th Bill of Rights Anniversary National Partner: National Archives Local Partner: K-12 Institutions, Libraries, Museums, Nonprofits, Other Subject: History, Other Audience: All, Children and Families, Educators, K-12

Mississippi Humanities distributed the National Archives pop-up exhibit, The Bill of Rights and You, to 67 venues throughout Mississippi. These venues included middle and high schools, libraries, and museums.

The Bill of Rights and You exhibit was developed by The National Archives to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. It spotlights one of the most remarkable periods in American history, explores the origins of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (known collectively as the Bill of Rights), illustrates how each amendment protects U.S. citizens, and looks at how Americans exercise the rights outlined in the amendments.