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Fire Burns Down Mississippi John Hurt Museum

HeadlineFeb 22, 2024

In Avalon, Mississippi, a fire burned down the Mississippi John Hurt Museum Wednesday, just hours after it received landmark status. The museum honors country blues singer and guitarist John Hurt and was one of the last sites marking the town’s history as a formerly all-Black community. Authorities are investigating the fire, which the Mississippi John Hurt Foundation blamed on arson.

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