Nissan Supports Mississippi History and Civil Rights Museums with $500,000 Donation

Did you know that Nissan is not only a carmaker but a benefactor to the community as well?

Recently, Nissan pledged $500K for the Mississippi History and Civil Rights museums that will go to fund the construction of a dining and gathering space adjacent to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, as well as furnish a gallery at the Civil Rights Museum.

“We believe the history of this state needs to be told,” said Jeffrey Webster, Nissan’s director of diversity and inclusion for the Americas. “This contribution continues Nissan’s commitment to diversity, education and service in our community.”

The museums are anticipated to open for the Mississippi bicentennial celebration in 2017 and are expected to host an estimated 180,000 visitors annually. The Mississippi Development Authority’s Division of Tourism estimates that the annual economic impact will exceed $17 million.

We are proud that Nissan supports Mississippi history and is dedicated to community improvement and cultural preservation – not to mention they also build a great lineup of vehicles! So come check them out at James Ceranti Nissan, today.