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Medgar Evers Home Rededicated

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The Medgar Evers home was rededicated Monday as a small museum that helps preserve the memory of the Mississippi civil rights leader who was assassinated 50 years ago.
    
The mint-green, ranch style house in north Jackson has undergone extensive preservation work. It is owned by Tougaloo College, and is available for tours by appointment.
    
More than 100 people turned out for a ceremony that included prayers and a speech by Evers' daughter.
    
Reena Evers-Everette says when she's at the home, she can feel her father's spirit. She was 8 when he was gunned down in the carport just after midnight on June 12, 1963. He had just arrived home from a community meeting.
    
Evers was the first Mississippi field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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