A Civil Rights Partnership

Medgar and Myrlie Evers were partners in the civil rights struggle. The assassination of Medgar Evers in the carport of their home on June 12, 1963, was the first murder of a nationally significant leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, and it became a catalyst for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Myrlie Evers continued to promote issues of racial equality and social justice. Read More

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2 minutes, 38 seconds

Reena Evers-Everette, the daughter of Medgar and Myrlie Evers, introduces Superintendent Keena Graham, the first superintendent of the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument. Superintendent Graham talks about her personal relationship with the Civil Rights movement.

Medgar and Myrlie Evers wedding photo within wooden frame on end table next to lamp

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Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson, Mississippi

Last updated: March 18, 2021

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