The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home in Jackson, Mississippi is a National Monument honoring the life and work of these two important civil rights figures.
As the first National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) field secretary in Mississippi Medgar Evers (1925-1963) worked to end racial violence and improve the quality of life for black Mississippians.
Evers and his wife Myrlie established the NAACP office in Jackson, Mississippi in the mid-1950s.
Medgar tirelessly led marches, prayer vigils, voter registration drives and boycotts, and persistently appealed to blacks and whites to work together for a peaceful solution to social problems.
The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home was added to the African American Civil Rights Network in August 2018.