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Medgar Evers gravestone with small American flag

Assassination

Medgar's assassination shook his community and the country Image: US Army

NAACP Voter Registration Headquarters sign

Campaigns and Causes

The Everses exhibited dedication and leadership through their involvement with many civil rights campaigns. Image: Smithsonian Institution

Myrlie, Darrell, Reena, and Charles Evers stand in the Oval Office with President Kennedy

Funeral and National Response

Medgar's murder led to an outpouring of grief and political change. Image: JFK Library

Rifle sits atop newspapers spread on metal office desk

Long-Delayed Justice

Though evidence pointed to one suspect, it took decades to convict. Image: MDAH, Ralph Hargrove Collection

Last updated: June 13, 2022

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Mailing Address:

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

Jackson , MS 39201

Phone:

601-345-7211

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