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Medgar Evers Home Historic Site

2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive, Jackson, Mississippi 39204 USA

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“Home of slain civil rights icon”

Home of slain civil rights icon, Medgar Evers. The home of Medgar Evers was donated to TougalooCollege by Evers’ widow, Myrlie Evers-Williams. This historic site was not only the home of the civil rights leader and his family, but also the site of his assassination in 1963. After several years of abandonment, this Mississippi Landmark was rapidly deteriorating. With support from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, TougalooCollege decided to restore the house as a museum testifying to the significance of Evers’ life and death as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. WFT Architects produced a historic structure report documenting the house’s existing condition, analyzing its characteristics at the time of the assassination, and recommending a plan for its restoration. Descriptions and photographs of the house provided by Myrlie Evers-Williams, on site analysis of existing finishes, interviews with the original developers of the neighborhood, and study of newsreel footage, newspaper articles, and evidence files helped develop a complete understanding of the house’s architectural and historical significance. 

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marymoriarty

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July 01, 2020

Free and easy to find home. The surrounding area isn’t very nice but it made me grateful for my gifts in life!

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Medgar Evers Home Historic Site

2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive
Jackson, Mississippi
39204 USA

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Open now until 12:00 am
  • Sun: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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