Smith Robertson Museum reopens - - Jackson, MS

Smith Robertson Museum reopens

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Music and drama marked the grand reopening of the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center.

A replica of a slave ship with live actors was on display as was "Afro Prism" by Samuel "Cool Hand" McCain.

He is best known for his artistic works which combine music and art into one medium.

The museum has been refurbished and remodeled and Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson says there are plans for a new entrance from Farish Street.

The facility will now be able to entertain and attract many more exhibits boosting tourism.

"This is a great day for tourism, I believe here in the city of Jackson, but it's also a great day to make sure that we continue to tell the story of African-American culture and history here in the city," said Mayor Johnson.

The museum building was built in 1894 and named for Jackson's first black alderman, Smith Robertson.

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