By William H. Kelley III
The Margaret Walker Center will be highlighted during the annual Hometown Hero and S.U.M.I.T.T (SUperlative Merit In Travel and Tourism) Awards program hosted by Visit Jackson on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, at 7 pm at the Two Mississippi Museums. The MWC, located at Jackson State University, was nominated as Attraction of the Year by fellow hospitality and tourism industry peers.
The Hometown Hero awards program is a signature project via Visit Jackson that was created to recognize excellence by individuals and entities contributing to the tourism industry’s success in the City of Soul, Jackson, Miss.
“It’s an honor to be nominated as the Attraction of the Year in Jackson. When we think about all the wonderful cultural institutions we have in this city, we are proud to be recognized for the good work we do,” said Robert Luckett, Ph.D., director of the Margaret Walker Center.
Visit Jackson is the official destination marketing organization for the city of Jackson. Award recipients will be honored during the program with an awards presentation and cocktail reception.