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 continues to promote issues of racial equality and social justice. Read More

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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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Last updated: June 13, 2022

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222 North Street #2205
Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument

Jackson , MS 39201

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601-345-7211

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