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Under Sweeping Public Lands Bill, Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers' Home Could Become A National Mon

Medgar Evers, civil rights activist and the NAACP's first field secretary, stands near a sign of the state of Mississippi in 1958. (Francis H. Mitchell - Ebony Collection/AP)
Medgar Evers, civil rights activist and the NAACP's first field secretary, stands near a sign of the state of Mississippi in 1958. (Francis H. Mitchell - Ebony Collection/AP)

Civil rights leader Medgar Evers’ home could become a national monument under a massive, bipartisan public lands bill President Trump is expected to sign into law this month. Evers, the first field secretary for the NAACP and a prominent activist and organizer, was assassinated at his Jackson, Mississippi, home in 1963.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Minnie White Watson, who since 1997 has been the curator of the Medgar Evers House Museum, a stop on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail.

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