Jackson, Mississippi: Medgar Evers Murder House

Medgar Evers, a field secretary for the NAACP, was shot dead in the carport of his house by a Klansman in June 1963. Historical marker and plaques outside, tours by appointment.

Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument

Address:
2332 Margaret W. Alexander Drive, Jackson, MS
Directions:
Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument. Northwest of downtown. I-220 exit 5A. Drive southeast on Medgar Evers Blvd for 1.5 miles. Turn left at the stoplight onto Ridgeway St., then make the first right onto Missouri St., then the first left onto Margaret W. Alexander Drive. The house is the third on the left, with the historical marker on its lawn.
Hours:
Tours by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
601-345-7211
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Medgar Evers Murder House - National Monument

Not yet open to the public, but there is a sign out front. In the middle of a very modest neighborhood. A brochure announces plans to create a visitor center. Highly recommend coupling with a visit to the nearby Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, which has a 9-minute movie about Evers' life and legacy.

[Jennifer Kefer, 06/29/2022]

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