B. B. King Museum receives $500,00 from AT&T - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Nick Paranjape

B. B. King Museum receives $500,00 from AT&T

There's a new attraction moving in to northern Mississippi. It's an addition to Blue Singer B. B. King's museum.

The man who's played 90 different countries around the world is focusing on a small town in Mississippi where he grew up.

King is beyond excited about his new museum in Indianola, Mississippi. That's about an hour south of Tunica.

King arrived in his limousine at the Hollywood café in Tunica County. The Groundbreaking for the museum was earlier this year in Indianola.

Friday's big announcement was the plan to build an education center at the museum. King received a $500,000 donation check from AT&T to get the project started.

King didn't just want the museum to be about him, he wanted the education center so kids could learn about their own heritage and try to make the world a better place.

And, there's no better place to open the museum and education center than in his hometown.

"I didn't get a good education, so I wanted my children, my grandchildren, great grandchildren and all children of the world to have a better education than I did," said King.

The museum is currently under construction and set to open this time next year.

It'll be a 20,000 square foot facility built at the same spot where King used to be a janitor when he was a kid.

The Blues legend is scheduled to play at B. B. King's Friday night at Beale.

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