U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Protect Evers Home

WASHINGTON, DC (Ben Caxton) — The United States Senate has passed the Natural Resources Management Act which includes a proposal authored by Mississippi Senators Wicker and Hyde-Smith to designate the Medgar Evers Home in Jackson as a national monument within the National Park System. The Evers home was acquired by Tougaloo College in 1993 and labeled a museum in 1997. It is currently a designated Mississippi landmark under the State Antiquity Law, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and recently became an official African American Civil Rights Network site. The national monument designation is reserved for sites of great cultural, historical, or natural significance to the United States and provides permanent protection by Congress under the Antiquities Act.

 


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1 Comment on "U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Protect Evers Home"

  1. This is good news to me and Medgar was my adopted “big” brother at Alcorn. LaFlorya

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