Tougaloo College alumni fuming with Barbour’s decision to move Civil Rights Museum

Since Gov. Haley Barbour made his announcement to move the location of the proposed National Civil Rights Museum in Mississippi from a site at historic Tougaloo College, our alumni from across the globe have called me and other alumni to express their disappointment and displeasure (“Mississippi House OKs bond bill for civil rights museum,” Feb. 17).

We are particularly disappointed that Gov. Barbour did not think it was important to discuss this change with Tougaloo College prior to making the announcement in his State of the State address.

This demonstrates, in our opinion, a lack of respect for our institution and simple courtesy that one would extend to any individual or group, especially a head of state.

Letter to Clarion Ledger
Tophas Anderson, III, Ph.D.


Tougaloo College National Alumni Association