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Tougaloo College responds to governor on Civil Rights Museum

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Tougaloo college officials are responding to Governor Haley Barbour's remarks about building a new civil right's museum in downtown Jackson.

In his state of the state address earlier this week the governor said this is the year to build a Civil Rights Museum. He wants it constructed beside a new state history museum that will be built at the corner of Mississippi and North streets.

Governor Barbour first proposed the idea of the museum back in 2007. A commission he appointed decided to put the museum at Tougaloo College and it was never funded.

Beverly Wade Hogan, the President of Tougaloo College, released a statement which reads in part:

"Tougaloo College feels like the one invited to the long anticipated ball that was said to be given in her honor, only to discover there is no ball and she is without honor in a place to which she has given so much."

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