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Medgar Evers Home, Jackson

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  • Watch the national park video first. Powerful to see what happened to a him, fighting for human rights. Tragic, and then inspiring to see where Myrlie Evers took the cause. 
    Watch the national park video first. Powerful to see what happened to a him, fighting for human rights. Tragic, and then inspiring to see where Myrlie Evers took the cause.  more »
  • It's worth a quick visit if you are already at the Missisippi Civil rights museum. Only took about 5 minutes. (And I'd suggest lunch just down the road at Bully's Soul food). 
    It's worth a quick visit if you are already at the Missisippi Civil rights museum. Only took about 5 minutes. (And I'd suggest lunch just down the road at Bully's Soul food).  more »
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  • I visited the home of Medgar and Myrlie Evers during my time in Jackson, Mississippi. It was such an incredible experience. To literally stand on the property that was once occupied by such powerful leaders was truly a great experience. Unfortunately we were unable to go inside due to tours being closed the day we visited. I highly recommend this historic site to anyone that is in the Jackson area.
  • While the house is not currently open to the public, there is a historic marker as well as photographs and other information on the exterior of the home. The house is where Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers lived with his wife, Myrlie, and his three young children. Unfortunately, it is also where he was assassinated in his driveway while getting something out of his trunk. The house had been owned and managed by Tugoloo College, but recently became part of the National Park Service system. The family moved out of the house to California in 1964 about a year after the assassination. The furnishings you see in the house are sets from the movie, The Ghosts of Mississippi. Stay tuned for activities and more around the reopening of the house to the public.

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