Medgar Evers 50th Anniversary Commemoration

In partnership with museums, universities, foundations, and national organizations across the country, the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute is sponsoring events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Medgar Evers’ assassination, culminating in a series of activities in Washington, D. C., and Jackson, Miss., in June 2013. For a complete list of events, visit

Events in Jackson, Miss., June 8-12

  • June 8 – Inaugural Medgar Evers International Day of Justice and Service

  • June 9 – Medgar Evers Sunday

Faith leaders all over the world will remember Medgar Evers and celebrate his legacy by sharing a message of unity and faith.

  • June 9 – Liturgy for Racial Reconciliation, 4 p.m.

Commemorating the life and legacy of Medgar Evers, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral

  • June 9 – Medgar Evers Exhibit Grand Opening and Reception, 6 p.m.

Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center

  • June 10-11 – Where Medgar Walked: Civil Rights Sites Tours (city-wide)
  • June 10-11 – Civil Rights Film Festival, Davis Planetarium
  • June 11 – Day of Commitment

Youth Congress: Dedicated to the Cause of Freedom, Cabot Lodge Millsaps

  • June 12 – International Day of Remembrance, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Art Garden Celebration on the Green, Mississippi Museum of Art, Music • Art • Food festival • Literacy fair • Reflections and book signings by historians and authors • Sponsor exhibits

  • Service of the Bells, Noon – 12:30 p.m., Memorial and praise in word and song
  • Tribute Gala, 7:30 p.m.

Jackson Convention Complex

For tickets, call 1-800-599-0650.