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This museum is the site Jackson's first school for African-American children and showcases the history and achievements of African-American Mississippians.
Future literary giant Richard Wright attended school here where he was valedictorian of his junior high class. In the year of 1923, while attending Smith Robertson Junior High School, Wright's first short story, "The Voodoo of Hill's Half-Acre," was published in the Jackson Southern Register.
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