Stepping into the Future
"One day, I know the struggle will change. There's got to be a change - not only for Mississippi, not only for the people in the United States, but people all over the world."
Fannie Lou Hamer
Montgomery County, MS native
Since its opening, National Statuary Hall has had seven states replace their statues with four more statues undergo the process of replacements. This trend was made possible by legislation enacted in 2000 as a way to bring the Hall Collection into the 21st century.
As it stands, Mississippi is represented in the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. by two statues depicting Former President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis and Confederate Colonel James Zachariah George making Mississippi one of two U.S. states with two Confederate statues in National Statuary Hall.