The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History, opened in Jackson, Mississippi, on Dec. 9, 2017. At the event, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation was fortunate to talk with Ms. Myrlie Evers-Williams about the museums, her life as a civil rights activist and The Freedom Struggle.
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Evers-Williams continues to show unwavering strength, compassion and courage in the pursuit of equity and civil rights. She attended Alcorn A & M College in Lorman, Mississippi, where she met her future husband, Medgar Evers. They would go on to become leaders in the civil rights movement. After the assassination of Medger, Evers-Williams continued their work they begun together. In 1998, she founded the Medgar Evers Institute, with the goal of preserving and advancing the legacy of Medgar Evers’ life’s work.