June 12th will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Civil Rights' Leader Medgar Evers. He was gunned down in front of his home in West Jackson.
On Thursday, a wreath laying ceremony was held in front of his home. The NAACP is in town to hold its board meeting in honor of Evers. A board meeting hasn't been held in Jackson in 30 years.
There will be many events leading up to June 12th. A free gospel concert will be held Friday night at the Masonic Temple on Lynch Street. News Channel 12's Byron Brown and Erin Pickens will be hosting the event.