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Two Mississippi history museums close to private fundraising goal

JACKSON — Two Mississippi history museums being built in Jackson are moving closer to their private fundraising goal. Including a new donation announced Friday, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum have raised $11.3 million. The goal is $16 million of private money to go with an estimated $87 million in state funding. The museums will ...

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Kellogg Foundation commits $2.3 million to Civil Rights Museum

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Tuesday received a commitment from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for a $2.3 million endowment. The endowment will go toward the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s development of educational programs for the Civil Rights Museum. The $2.3 million will fund a partnership between Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the William Winter Institute for Racial ...

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Firm welcomes Parker

  Pickering Firm Inc. recently added Craig Parker, EI, in the firm’s Biloxi office as a civil engineer intern. Parker received a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of South Alabama in Mobile.

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William Winter, Part 2

JACKSON- Former Mississippi governor William Winter says politics had nothing to do with Gov. Haley Barbour’s decision to push for a civil rights museum in Jackson.

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Winter: Barbour initiated discussion of civil rights museum

By Stephen McDill Former Mississippi governor William Winter says politics had nothing to do with Gov. Haley Barbour’s decision to push for the construction of a civil rights museum in Jackson. The Jackson attorney says that both the state history and the civil rights museums will be a “celebration” of Mississippi’s history and their grand openings will coincide with the Magnolia ...

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