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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 don’t be hoodwinked," as he ...

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Sesquicentennial: Gearing up for Civil War party

Impact from cultural tourism hard to gauge The state is gearing up on multiple fronts for tourists coming for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, to be commemorated through 2015. Officials are confident that Mississippi will see a large number of visitors flock in for the numerous planned events. However, how many will come and what the economic impact ...

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