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Medgar Evers' Jackson home designated as national monument

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Medgar Evers' Jackson home designated as national monument

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SIGNEDTHNATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ACTEARLIER THIS WEEK...WHICH INCLUDES NATIONAL MONUMENTSTATUS FOR THE HOME...MEANING ITWILLBE PERMINATELY PROTECT BYCONGRESS AND MAINTAINED BY THEFEDERAL GOVERNMENTTODAY A HISTORY TEACHER AND HERCLASSFROM CONNECTICUT TOURED THEHOME..

"GETTING MONUMENT STATUS ISHUGHLY IMPORTANT CAUSEWE CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE THESEPLACES WHERE THESE STORIESARE USUALLY FORGOTTEN."NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THISPLACE ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU LEARNABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS SO I THINKTHAT IT'S AMAZING THE STATUSTHATIT'S GETTING AND HOW IT'SGROWINGAND HOW MORE PEOPLE WILLDEFINITELY KNOW ABOUT ITESPECIALLY SINCE IT'S GETTING SOMUCH ATTENTION."MEDGAR EVERS WAS A WORLD WAR TWOVETERAN WHO SERVED AS THE FIRSTN- DOUBLE-A-C-P FIELD SECRETARYINMISSISSIPPI.HE WAS FATALLY SHOT OUTSIDE HISHOME INJACKSON IN 19-63 IN OUR PROJECT COMMUNI



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