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A lifetime of fighting for equality and justice.

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About Medgar and Myrlie

Medgar and Myrlie Evers are widely regarded as two of the greatest leaders of the civil rights movement. Medgar Evers was a pioneering visionary for civil rights in the 1950s and early 1960s in Mississippi. From the beginning, Myrlie Evers worked alongside her husband, Medgar. In the years following his assassination, she continued the pioneering work they had begun together. In 1998, she founded the Medgar Evers Institute, with the initial goal of preserving and advancing the legacy of Medgar Evers' life's work. Anticipating the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers and recognizing the international leadership role of Myrlie Evers, the Institute’s board of directors changed the organization’s name to the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute.

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Our Programs

MMEI offers programs to promote education, leadership and opportunity.

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Evers Youth Empowerment Scholars (E.Y.E.S.)

E.Y.E.S. is about providing youth with tools that empower them to positively impact their communities. We know they are among the most valuable connections we have into the future.

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Partnership Programs

We pride ourselves on working with strategic partners who are committed to providing opportunities that improve the livelihood of Mississippians.

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Looking Forward

We are broadening our horizons, and expanding our reach. Check out some of the new and improved programs we have coming in 2016.

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Resources

Learn more about Medgar and Myrlie Evers and their place in history.

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Videos

Watch the video clips below to learn more about the Evers family’s efforts to honor...
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50th Anniversary Commemoration

In partnership with museums, universities, foundations, and national organizations across the country, the Medgar &...
Myrlie Evers NAACP educational resources

Educational Resources

The Medgar & Myrlie Evers Institute is a dedicated to nurturing and developing new generations...

Our Board of Directors

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Myrlie Evers (Chairman)

Myrlie Evers is chairman-emeritus of the NAACP and a lifelong pioneer for civil rights.

Myrlie Evers (Chairman)
Teresa Hogue is President of the Board of Directors
Teresa Hogue (President)

Teresa Hogue is Director of the Cascade Center for Community Governance.

Teresa Hogue (President)
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Corrine W. Anderson

Corrine W. Anderson is president of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Association of University Women and a Yazoo City native.

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Alveno N. Castilla

Alveno N. Castilla is an attorney with Butler Snow LLC.

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Robert L. Jackson

Robert L. Jackson is the Mississippi State Senator from District 11.

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Betty J Roberts is a member of the Board of Directors of the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute
Dr. Betty J. Roberts

Dr. Betty J. Roberts has more than 30 years of experience in administrating all operational aspects within a collegiate environment.

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General Contact Information

Address:
P.O. Box 13222 Jackson, MS 39236

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Mon-Fri 9am-5pm ET: (601) 709-3595

All Other Times: (800) 599-0650

Email:
info@eversinstitute.org

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