Throughout African American history, institutions of faith have provided the necessary pillars families, communities, cities, state, and our nation needed. Their role in the ground breaking Civil Rights era was vital to improving the life of African Americans in Mississippi. These institutions still carry the torch for community service and spiritual growth that have propelled Mississippi forward. Through this feature MS Heritage AAI will celebrate and honor their life long commitment to supporting a brighter Mississippi for every generation. See MS First In Faith Instruction Guide for details.