JACKSON, Miss.- The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is sharing the spotlight with four others while being inducted to the Mississippi Hall of Fame.
Selected by the Department of Archives and History; Evelyn Gandy, Dr. James Hardy, former state Rep. Aaron Henry, Ida B. Wells, and rocker Elvis Presley will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Gandy was the first woman elected Lieutenant Governor of the State of Mississippi. Hardy was a famous transplant surgeon. Former state Rep. Henry was a civil-rights activist, and Ida B. Wells was a journalist and women’s rights advocate. And Elvis Presley is arguably one of the most influential musicians in American history.
The individuals will be added to the list of 136 other artists, activists, political leaders, and more who are already holding space in the hall. New members are only selected every five years, and selection is limited to five inductees each round.
The criteria includes being born in Mississippi or having been a Mississippi resident. They also must be deceased for at least five years.