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<p>From left: Entergy Mississippi president Haley Fisackerly, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, Gov. Phil Bryant, state NAACP president Derrick Johnson, former NAACP chair Myrlie Evers, former Gov. William Winter and former state Supreme Court Justice Reuben Anderson were among more than fifty people who broke ground on the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in downtown Jackson on Oct. 24. (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)</p>

From left: Entergy Mississippi president Haley Fisackerly, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, Gov. Phil Bryant, state NAACP president Derrick Johnson, former NAACP chair Myrlie Evers, former Gov. William Winter and former state Supreme Court Justice Reuben Anderson were among more than fifty people who broke ground on the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in downtown Jackson on Oct. 24. (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)

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Mississippi Launches State History and Civil Rights Museums

Mississippi officials, civil rights leaders and school children broke ground Oct. 24 on the landmark Museum of Mississippi History and the first Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.