Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument

National Park Service, Mississippi.

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.


The national monument is located in Jackson, Mississippi, off Medgar Evers Blvd., approximately 1.5 miles southeast of I-220.

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