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Medgar Evers Home

2332 Margaret W Alexander Dr, Jackson, MS 39213-6411
+1 601-981-2965
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Lesson in Civil Rights history

Stopped in Jackson on our drive south to Orange Beach, AL. Scheduled tour beforehand with Minnie... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
travelinMama2016
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Thought provoking, solemn history

The story of Medgar Evers illustrates the turbulence and strife plaguing our country in the 1960s... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
wendy S
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Nebraska City, Nebraska
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2332 Margaret W Alexander Dr, Jackson, MS 39213-6411
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in Jackson on our drive south to Orange Beach, AL. Scheduled tour beforehand with Minnie Watson. She was a delightful tour guide and a wealth of knowledge about Medgar Evers' life and death, his family, and the history of the NAACP in Jackson. We...More

1  Thank travelinMama2016
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The story of Medgar Evers illustrates the turbulence and strife plaguing our country in the 1960s, and today. So many courageous individuals bucked the status quo to say "This is not okay." Mr. Evers worked tirelessly to advance civil rights and ultimately gave his life....More

1  Thank wendy S
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

On the way back from Memphis with a group of 7th graders from Louisiana, we were able to stop and tour the Medgar Evers' home. Ms. Minnie Watson does a phenomenal job of telling the history of Mr. Evers and his contribution to the Civil...More

Thank Erical337
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We only had half a day in Jackson so we had to be selective on what we wanted to see. We did not book a tour, but we went by to see the house. While there, a woman greeted us and introduced herself as the...More

Thank BarryHill1986
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank princetonarea
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...More

1  Thank MN_TravellerMsp
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...More

1  Thank luvtarheelstate
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....More

1  Thank lcatherines
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 ....More

1  Thank smalltownlove
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...More

1  Thank Dale C
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marthalu10
5 March 2017|
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Response from luvtarheelstate | Reviewed this property |
There are no hours you have to contact Minnie Watson at Tougaloo College to make an appointment. 601-977-7839
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Angela H
5 July 2015|
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Response from christine v | Reviewed this property |
The contact number for tours, according to the website, is 601-977-7839. We actually were at the house, looking at it from the outside, when a tour group arrived. They were very kind to let us join them.
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MomDtr
11 January 2015|
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Response from NancyBsparky | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, Margaret Walker Alexander Dr.
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