History & Culture

Medgar and Myrlie Evers exemplify civil rights organizing that combined grassroots strategies with efforts of national organizations to change laws and policies related to voting rights, public education, and public accommodations, to redress criminal injustice, and to contest the systemic nature of racial discrimination.

  • Reena Evers stands at church podium and smiles out to crowd

    Individuals who contribute to the Evers story

  • Rectangular brick building labeled MW Stringer Grand Lodge

    Locations that made up the Evers world

  • Blue cloth cap with gold trim and NAACP lettering

    Events that put a spotlight on the Evers


The African American Civil Rights Network (AACRN) recognizes the civil rights movement in the United States and the sacrifices made by those who fought against discrimination and segregation. Created by the African American Civil Rights Act of 2017, and coordinated by the National Park Service, the Network tells the stories of the people, places, and events of the U.S. civil rights movement through a collection of public and private elements.

Discovering the African American Civil Rights Story Map

Last updated: June 13, 2022

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Mailing Address:

1425 Lelia Dr
Ste A
Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument

Jackson, MS 39216



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