Mt. Olive Cemetery Project Unveiling, Thursday

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 or by calling 601-979-2255.

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3 Comments on Mt. Olive Cemetery Project Unveiling, Thursday

  1. Carroll K Frazier // November 6, 2017 at 9:29 am // Reply

    Excited, and looking forward to being there!

  2. This event should wake up the citizens of the west Jackson community. Pray that our history continues to open the eyes of those who are lost. So glad that I Patty Patterson could be a part of this historical moment. Thanks to Heather Wilcox and her family, colleagues for the strength to endure such a task. All communities should embrace this piece of history.

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