Jackson Medical Mall Foundation (Jackson, MS)

The Jackson Medical Mall Foundation manages a 900,000-square-foot former shopping mall that was converted to a medical and retail facility in 1996. Its founder, Dr. Aaron Shirley (1934-2014), was a medical pioneer and civil rights icon, who was the first African American to be accepted as a pediatrics resident at the University of Mississippi. Today, the Jackson Medical Mall has more than 80 tenants and long-term partnerships with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson State University, and Tougaloo College.

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