Statue of racist Mississippi ex-Gov. Bilbo stashed in closet

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www.wxxv25.com – Associated Press – 2022-02-10 07:57:24

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mystery solved: The top administrator in the Mississippi House says he unilaterally made the decision to take a statue of a racist former Gov. Theodore Bilbo off public display and put it into storage.

House clerk Andrew Ketchings spoke to reporters Wednesday, answering a question that has been all the buzz at the state Capitol: Where’s Bilbo?

People starting noticing in recent…

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