The Center for University-Based Development (CUBD) at Jackson State University proudly invite you to the unveiling ceremony for the “Mt. Olive Cemetery Project: Celebrating the Legacy of West Jackson’s Pioneers”.
The event will be held at Amour (formerly The Penguin) at 1100 J.R. Lynch St., Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.
The event is in honor of our State’s Bicentennial Celebration and will highlight the preservation work and research on the cemetery. In addition, two restored statues will be unveiled: James Hill, a former slave who was elected as Mississippi’s Secretary of State from 1874-1878; and Ida Revels-Redmond, daughter of Hiram Revels, the first African American to serve in the U.S. Congress to represent Mississippi in 1870 and 1871.
The event will feature Jim Hill High School Choir and historical interpretations from JSU MADDRAMA. Also those in attendance will get a booklet detailing all the burials in Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 601-979-2255.