Congratulations to the Evers family, Mississippi and the nation on the signing of the bill establishing the Medgar and Myrlie Evers home which makes the house a national historic landmark. The designation is a timely and perhaps, prophetic reminder. In our collective efforts to address the myriad number of divisive issue of today’s society, we too often neglect to remember those heroes and sheroes , who shed blood and tears and made the ultimate sacrifice to pave the way for all Mississippians to continue the fight against adversity. The act to establish the house as a national monument is a reminder that in the search for common ground , for the common good of the state and nation, the legacy of Medgar and Myrlie Evers is a cornerstone towards achieving that goal.
-Board of Directors
The Medgar & Myrlie Evers Institute