Posts Tagged ‘civil rights’

Senate passes its own civil rights museum bill

JACKSON β€” The Mississippi Senate has passed its own bond bill to partially fund two museums β€” one focusing on all types of history and one focusing specifically on civil rights. The bill passed 36-10 yesterday. It would provide $30 million for the first phase of the museums. The House earlier passed its own separate […] [...]

Analysis: Museum project draws hopes, suspicions

Not all lawmakers are convinced a Mississippi civil rights museum will finally get off the ground, despite the speed at which a proposal is making its way through the Legislature. Their doubts can be heard in floor debate and committee meetings. Rep. Jim Evans, a black Democrat from Jackson, told his colleagues last week, "Let’s […] [...]

Lawmakers continue debate over civil rights museum site

by Published: February 1,2011

Tags: civil rights, museums, state government, tourism

JACKSON β€” Gov. Haley Barbour’s verbal support for a civil rights museum in Mississippi’s capital has reignited debate over where to place an edifice in honor of the bloody struggle that played out across the South. A committee of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus held a hearing yesterday at the state Capitol to discuss possible […] [...]

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