This revelation comes after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday in efforts to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s win as the next President of the United States.
The new monument commemorates the legacies of two civil rights activists, Medgar and Myrlie Evers, who devoted their lives to ending racial injustice and improving the quality of life for African Americans.
The state health department encourages residents to avoid any social gatherings such as social events, sporting events, in-person church services, and weddings and funerals unless they involve only close family.
The state’s largest hospital said it has a total of 700 beds and 765 patients. In the Intensive Care Unit, all 92 beds are full, 18 of which have COVID-19 patients. There are 65 additional COVID-19 patients outside the ICU, UMMC says.
Mississippi’s HBCUs have provided African American students with high-quality education and skills development when laws prohibited them from being admitted at predominately white colleges and universities.