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In addition to the beautiful sunsets and architecture, including the building of the region from the 1700s through Reconstruction and to the present, Natchez is a city of change and transformation. Because of historic struggles, inspiration, and sustained efforts by people of color, the sun now rises on a city of change and transformation.

The changes are seen in the creation of new attractions that include historical monuments, museums, renewed storytelling, Black History programs, and nationally published articles, all of which present Natchez as a city that’s rich in cultural history. It is a city now known for its diversity and its inclusion when it comes to race, religion, and historical offerings.

What the city now offers is a cultural legacy. This legacy provides the history that tells the full story of Natchez and what it has to offer. In short, Natchez is a unique place where history breathes, imagination is ignited, and stories that matter come to life.

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African American History
Jewish American
French, Spanish and English
American Indian
Women in Natchez
Hiram Revels Photo

African American History

One of the largest and most notable contributions to Natchez’s cultural legacy in recent years has been the African American community.

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Jewish American

Natchez is home to Temple B’nai Israel, which is considered the oldest Jewish congregation in the state of Mississippi.

French, Spanish and English

American Indian

Natchez is home to The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, which thrives as a museum and 128-acre park that features three prehistoric Native American mounds and a nature trail.

Women in Natchez

“Whereas virtually every other local campaign had ended in failure during the Civil Rights movement in Mississippi …. the Natchez campaign was the single greatest community victory for the Civil Rights movement in Mississippi.”

Lance Hill, author of The Deacons for Defense (2004)

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