The Canton Multicultural Center and Museum is a celebration of the diverse cultures and contributions of the citizens of Canton and Madison County to the history of the city, state, and nation.

The permanent exhibit focuses on the history, family life, business and community life of African Americans and recounts their struggle for civil rights.

The museum features an interactive video kiosk and large, eight-panel graphic displays spot- lighting Early Struggles, Agricultural, Business Success, School Days, Voting Victories, Freedom Triumphs, Community Spirit, and Family Ties.

A special exhibit features Sister Thea Bowman, nationally and internationally known evangelist, teacher, gospel singer, writer, lecturer and advocate for justice and peace. Sister Thea, a Francisan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, was the daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Theon Bowman of Canton and grew up in our community.

The Black Heritage Committee and the Canton Convention and Visitors Bureau are dedicated to featuring other cultural exhibits that focus on Canton and Madison County's diverse heritage and feel it is a duty and responsibility to showcase the history of all pioneering cultures along with celebrating the present.

To schedule a tour, please contact the Canton Welcome Center at 601-859-1307 or