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Medgar Evers Home

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Address: 2332 Margaret W Alexander Dr, Jackson, MS 39213-6411
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A must-see!!!

You need to make an appointment to see this house, but it is so worth the effort. We called Tougaloo College fairly late on a Friday and were able to go the next morning. (If... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to make an appointment to see this house, but it is so worth the effort. We called Tougaloo College fairly late on a Friday and were able to go the next morning. (If you're lucky, you might be outside when it's being shown to someone else and you can join us). Amazing story. What a courageous man. Minnie... More 

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MSP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The tour of this home was excellent. Our guide was knowledgeable. Apparently, when Medgar built the house, he had the foresight to have the windows raised 2 or so extra inches so they could lay on the floor. That would allow them less likely to be seen through the window for a shooter. Unfortunately, he was killed in the driveway.... More 

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Asheville, NC
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

You need to call ahead to Tougaloo College to arrange this private tour; if you are at all interested in Civil Rights history I would strongly suggest that you do this. Minnie Jackson is an amazing lady & the 1 1/2 hrs. that we spent with her will be cherished forever. Her knowledge of Medgar Evers' & his families life... More 

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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We contacted Ms. Watson at Tougaloo College in Jackson MS and she kindly arranged for us to visit this site that very same day. Although it's by appointment, it was definitely worth a phone call to arrange & was the highlight of our day. Ms. Watson has personally met some of the people closely associated with Medgar so hearing her... More 

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Tennessee
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I took a chance to drive by the house . I have read so much about this strong man . I saw the movie and my heart had always broken for his wife and children . She was a strong women and still is . I was very lucky as this wonderful lady full of knowledge was there giving a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I have seen the movie the Medgar Evers story and to go to the very house where he gave his life to support the civil rights movement was very humbling. I highly recommend this as a stop for a better understanding of the civil rights history.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is the home of slain civil rights leader, Medgar Evers. You have to call Tougaloo College in order to arrange a tour. You can visit the well preserved house and see the site where is his family lived and bask in history.

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Chireno
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

My husband and I had a great time together honoring Mr.Evers. We recommend this to anyone that wants to learn about our past.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We were passing through Jackson and did not have time to schedule a tour of the Medgar Evers home. We decided that we would stop by anyway and at least view the home from the outside. I am so glad that we stopped by. It was amazing just to see the house. We will definitely go back another time and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Curated by a great woman who knew the man, this cannot be missed. We were doing a Civil Rights History tour of the South and this was a gem of a find. Read about the man, then come see where he gave his life for true freedom. Medgar Evers was an American hero, and this is a great memoir of... More 

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