Discover Mississippi’s Essential Civil Rights Experiences and Commemorate Civil Rights Hero Medgar Evers this June

Mississippi, known as an essential American Civil Rights destination, will honor the life and legacy of one of the state’s most notable freedom fighters, Medgar Evers, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of his brutal murder. June 6 – 12 in Jackson, the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute will welcome visitors for a full week of commemorative experiences to remember Evers’ heroic sacrifice, including:

–         A self-guided Medgar Evers Justice Tour tracing Evers’ footsteps

–         Courage and Justice Film Festival

–         Evers Parade, celebrating the life of Medgar, Myrlie and Charles Evers

–         A remembrance ceremony and moment of silence at the national monument

Organized by Evers’ daughter, Reena Evers-Everette, these events immediately precede Juneteenth celebrations state-round and are an ideal bookend to a Civil Rights Road Trip through the state exploring the Mississippi Freedom, Blues and Literary Trails. For more information visit

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