Jacksonians gather to honor slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Fifty-four years ago today, Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers was murdered in Mississippi.

People from all over the Metro are celebrating his life.

In 1963, the 37-year-old was shot and killed outside of his home.

A breakfast was held Monday morning at the Lizzie House in Jackson. A wreath was also laid at his home, which is now a historic landmark.

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