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Gallery in Civil Rights Museum to honor Reuben Anderson

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Tourism in the state will soon become richer with the opening of two museums: the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History. 

On Friday, AT & T announced a donation of $250,000 toward the Two Mississippi Museums Project. With the historic Woodworth Chapel at Tougaloo College providing the backdrop, AT & T Mississippi President Mayo Flint said the donation will fund a gallery in the civil rights museum to be named in honor of Reuben Anderson, Mississippi's first black Supreme Court Justice. 

"It creates a legacy for Judge Anderson, who as you know has played a significant part in our state toward the betterment of African Americans especially," said Mississippi 2nd District Congressman Bennie Thompson.

The museums are scheduled to open in December 2017, however $ 1.8 million in funding is still needed. 

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