June 12, 1963: Medgar Evers assassinated in driveway of his home

As Mississippi field secretary of the NAACP, Evers had been involved in every significant civil rights action in the state. His murder focused public awareness on the struggles of the civil rights movement.

Image:  The Evers family home is now a museum operated by Tougaloo College. It contains period furnishings, exhibits, and Evers family photographs. Guided tours are available to the public by appointment. Call: 601-977-7839 or 601-977-7710 or email mwatson@tougaloo.edu. Location: 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive Jackson, MS 39213. 

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