Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Plans On Hold

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Plans for an $80 million civil rights museum in Mississippi are on hold -- with no funding, no timetable and no board of directors.
Gov. Haley Barbour chose a 39-member commission that picked a site for the museum in March 2008 and was then disbanded. Barbour hasn't appointed a board of directors.
Laura Hipp, Barbour's deputy press secretary, said the governor and his staff have participated in "a number of meetings" in the past few months. Commission co-chair Reuben Anderson said the delay has been caused by the poor economy.
But Anderson said Barbour should go ahead and appoint a board of directors.

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