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Medgar Evers was Mississippi's first NAACP field secretary beginning in 1954. He led voter registration drives and boycotts to push for racial equality. Evers was assassinated by a white supremacist outside his family's Jackson home (pictured) on June 12, 1963. File Photo by Trip Burns

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Medgar Evers' Home Becomes National Monument

The Mississippi home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers is becoming a national monument.


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