The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) is excited to announce its upcoming Black History Month Celebration: Honoring History, Culture, and Progression at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.
This year’s celebration held on the 3rd Floor Mezzanine, includes dance and song performances from Jackson Public School District schools: Wilkins Elementary and Murrah High School. Returning to the program is Alkebulan Music Philosophy, with their world renowned African dance and drum.
The event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the many contributions African Americans have made to the aviation industry and to our nation at large. The keynote address from prominent local motivational speaker and historian, Pamela D.C. Junior is sure to ignite excitement and pride.
“It’s important for us to recognize the many contributions of African American men and women who’ve fought for and led the way to success within the aviation industry and in every area of our lives in this country,” said John Means, JMAA Acting CEO. “We look forward to sharing this joyous ocassion with the community.”
Refreshments will be available while they last. This event is open to the public. Parking for participants will be available at in the JAN parking garage or surface lot (guest parking will be validated).
The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) operates two airports: Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) and Hawkins Field Airport (HKS). JAN is the busiest airport in Mississippi, situated in the Central part of the state and serving the Capital region of Jackson with over 3,000 acres of property. JAN has service to several of the world’s busiest global hubs and is home to the Mississippi Air National Guard 172nd Airlift Wing. HKS is a general aviation airport and is home to the Mississippi Army National Guard 185th Aviation Brigade. The Authority provides service to over 1 million passengers per year.