FROM MDAH RELEASES — The first woman elected lieutenant governor of Mississippi, a pioneering transplant surgeon, a civil rights leader and legislator, the â€œking of rock and roll,â€ and a successful journalist and womenâ€™s rights advocate have been elected to the Mississippi Hall of Fame. The board of trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History chose Evelyn Gandy, James Hardy, Aaron Henry, Elvis Presley, and Ida B. Wells as the 2016 inductees at a special December board meeting.
â€œThe contributions and accomplishments of these five Mississippians are astonishing, and a true testament to the character of the people of the state,â€ said MDAH director Katie Blount. â€œThe Hall of Fame is enriched by the addition of these men and women.â€ Continue reading