“This Is Home”: Medgar Evers, Mississippi, and the Movement

Now–October 31, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. “This Is Home”: Medgar Evers, Mississippi, and the Movement. MDAH is marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers with an exhibit examining the life and death of the civil rights hero. As Mississippi field secretary for the NAACP from 1954 to 1963, Evers was involved in every major civil rights action in the state. Drawing on photographs, artifacts, documents, and newsfilm footage from the MDAH collection, the exhibit will cover Evers’s early life and family, his career with the NAACP, and his assassination in the driveway of his home on June 11, 1963. For more information call 601-576-6850.