FROM MDAH RELEASES — Hancock Bank has made a $50,000 contribution to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for the 2 Mississippi Museums project. The gift will sponsor the “Sitting In” section of the “Tremor in the Iceberg” gallery of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
The gallery documents the escalation of civil rights activities in the early 1960s that led to national and international media attention being focused on Mississippi. In the “Sitting In” section, visitors will learn of the courage, daring, and tactical brilliance of early sit-ins and other protests, which provoked violent responses while shining a bright light on injustice. Continue reading
FROM MDAH RELEASES — AT&T has made a $250,000 contribution to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for the 2 Mississippi Museums project. The gift will sponsor the Black Empowerment Gallery in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
“We are excited about the opportunity to support the 2 Mississippi Museums project and honor Judge Reuben Anderson with the naming of the Black Empowerment Gallery,” said Mayo Flynt, president of AT&T Mississippi. “It is a fitting tribute to Judge Anderson, a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, a trailblazer of many firsts in Mississippi, and a living example of this gallery’s story. As we remember the sacrifices of those who worked for racial progress in Mississippi, it is also important to celebrate their hard won achievements and encourage the message of racial reconciliation in each succeeding generation.” Continue reading