JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — AT&T makes a donation to support the Two Mississippi Museums Project.
The company made the announcement on Friday at Tougaloo.
“It will be a huge asset to the state of Mississippi,” Reuben Anderson said, the Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice. “These museums will be the largest classroom in Mississippi. we’ll get through to all of their students and teachers, and they will understand the history of this great state.”
The project is to construct the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
AT&T’s donation will support a gallery named in honor of a Mississippi civil rights activist.
The museums are expected to generate more than $17 million in annual economic impact.
The museums are expected to open in December 2017.