Jackson, Mississippi, has seen its share of turmoil, but if there is one thing travelers booking flights to Jackson can count on it’s a city devoted to its civil liberties.
Throughout the 1960s, Jackson was a focal point during the Civil Rights movement. One civil liberties group in particular, The Freedom Riders, ended their struggle for equal rights in Jackson. Their journey (in which they rode in buses) to segregated states started in Washington, DC, and attempted to end in New Orleans. But in 1961, a large group of Freedom Riders were arrested in Jackson for “disturbing the peace” after leaving their bus.
In spite of its turmoil, Jackson has maintained its southern charm and personality. Today, visitors booking flights to Jackson will find a city booming in health and technology innovations, and a city thriving in arts and urbanity. The most visited tourist attractions in Jackson include the Governor's Mansion, the Old Capitol Museum, and the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, which features a 1,700 square foot "Swamp" and an aquarium.