Mississippi Civil Rights Museum at Tougaloo College May Be in Jeopardy

In 2008 Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour created a 39-member commission to choose the site for a civil rights museum. The commission decided to build the museum on the campus of Tougaloo College, a historically black educational institution. Since the site was selected nothing has been done to move the project to fruition.

Now some members of the commission want to reconsider the decision and move the proposed site to downtown Jackson. The idea is to place the museum in a location where it will be more easily accessible to tourists.