This Is Home Exhibit Opening

This Is Home: Medgar Evers, Mississippi, and the Movement exhibit will open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 1. This exhibit marks the 60th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers by examining the life, death, and impact of the civil rights hero. As Mississippi field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1954 to 1963, Evers was involved in every major civil rights action in the state. The exhibit will cover Evers’s early life and family, his career with the NAACP, his assassination in the driveway of his home on June 12, 1963, and his lasting legacy. The exhibit will close on Friday, June 30. For more information, call 601-576-6850, or email info@mdah.ms.gov.