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Mississippi Civil Rights Museum public forum

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The public took part in a discussion Saturday about the much anticipated Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

That discussion was held at the Jackson Convention Complex on Saturday morning.

Dozens of people shared ideas about how they would like the Civil Rights Museum to look and what to feature in the museum.

"I'm pleased that the community is doing exactly what we asked them to do, they're expressing their concerns and questions and comments about what it is they would like to see happen not only with the Civil Rights Museum, but the make-up of the teams and others that are going to be having input into it as well as those that are actually going to do the work," said Neddie Winters, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Commission member.

Officials hope to open the Civil Rights Museum up by February 2017.

That will mark the Mississippi's bi-centennial birthday.

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