/Legislation to designate Evers home as a national monument reintroduced

Legislation to designate Evers home as a national monument reintroduced

In a press release, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker stated that “The Medgar-Myrlie Evers home is a significant historic landmark for the civil rights movement and our American history and should be recognized as a National Monument.” I have been working with members of the Mississippi congressional delegation to bring more resources to the site. These efforts will ensure that future generations are able to learn about the Evers family’s life and legacy.” Sen. Cindy Hyde Smith said, “The preservation of Medgar and Myrlie Evers homes as a national monument will help them understand their important role in the pursuit of equality, justice, and the pursuit of civil rights.” The news release states that Rep. Bennie G. Thompson introduced companion legislation to Wicker’s and Hyde Smith’s bills in the U.S House of Representatives. Thompson said that he was inspired by Mr. Evers’ determination to dedicate himself to helping others and fight against adversity. He first proposed a bill to create a national monument for the home last year. The Medgar Evers Home Museum today is one of a number of places in Mississippi that tells the stories about Mississippi’s African American heritage.