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Who's Who in Black MS unveiled at reception

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The accomplishments of outstanding African Americans in the state are captured in print and celebrated Saturday night in the Capital City.

An unveiling reception was held at the Jackson Convention Center for the second edition of The Who's Who in Black Mississippi.

The book pays tribute to more than 950 black elected and appointed officials in the state.

Among those recognized for their achievements are the state's 49 legislators, 86 mayors, military and judicial appointments and hundreds of noted residents.

It is documentation of living history.

U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson wrote the foreword, while Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree wrote the introduction.

"People say we have the most appointed and elected official than any state in the nation. I said well who are they and where are they? So that was our mission for this edition," said Associate Publisher Juanita Doty Sims.

The first edition of The Who's Who in Black Mississippi was published in 2010.

Nominations are being accepted for the next edition. 

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