Senator: Capitol art should also show black Mississippians

A lawmaker says art at the Mississippi Capitol should be updated to reflect accomplishments of African-Americans.

Democratic Sen. John Horhn of Jackson tells The Associated Press that he would like to see statues of former Rep. Robert Clark of Ebenezer and the late Sen. Henry Kirksey of Jackson put up outside the building.

“My personal thinking is that the exterior avails visitors the opportunity to have access to it any time of day or night,” Horhrn said.

Clarion Ledger