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February gala brings in big donation for Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Organizers of the first annual Grand Celebration and Gala for Mississippi's Civil Rights Museum say the event was a huge success.

Wednesday, the Friends of Mississippi Civil Rights Committee presented a check for $30,000 to Museum Directors.

The group says the money will be used to assist students, the disadvantaged and elderly with admission to the museum.

The gala was held in February and featured a number of dignitaries, including Congressmen John Lewis and Mississippi’s Bennie Thompson, New Jersey Senator Corey Booker and leaders from the civil rights movement in Mississippi and around the nation.

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