Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument Foundation Document
Medgar and Myrlie Evers were partners in the struggle for civil rights. On June 12, 1963, the assassination of Medgar Evers in the carport of their home at 2332 Margaret W. Alexander Drive in Jackson, Mississippi, became the first murder of a nationally significant leader of the national civil rights movement, and it became a catalyst for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Myrlie Evers has continued to promote issues of racial equality and social justice. The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument has been created to preserve, protect, and interpret for the benefit of present and future generations resources associated with the pivotal roles of Medgar and Myrlie Evers in the American civil rights movement.
An NPS planning team is beginning work on the first planning effort for this national treasure with the development of a foundation document. This planning effort will help further identify what is most important about the park and what is most needed moving into the future.
Your voice is important. We welcome you to play a role in charting the park's future by sharing your thoughts on what is most important about the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument. We also want to hear your feedback about the new park's most pressing challenges and its greatest opportunities. You can contribute to this effort by submitting your comments here, on this project website, during the open comment period from July 1, 2021 through August 31, 2021. The outcomes of this engagement period will be integrated into the foundation document and will help chart a path forward in the planning and development process for the site.
The NPS planning team will hold a virtual (online) meeting and a local in-person meeting to explain this planning process and answer your questions. Please see the "Meeting Notices" link on this left side of this webpage for details about upcoming meetings.
The National Park Service appreciates your interest in the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument. We look forward to hearing from you.
Carrie Miller, NPS Project Manager
The National Park Service (NPS) is engaging in the inaugural planning effort for the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument following its establishment as a new unit of the national park system in December 2020.