HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A new exhibit honoring WWII veteran and civil rights activist, Medgar Evers, is scheduled to open Tuesday night at the African American Military History Museum. The museum is the exhibit's first stop from Jackson.
The reception will take place from 5:30 to 7:00pm and is free to the public. Jerry Mitchell, an investigative reporter from the Clarion-Ledger, is the event's keynote speaker.
"He was the reason the case was reopened and that there was someone convicted of the murder of Mr. Medgar Evers," explained Latoya Norman, museum manager. "So we're excited to have him tonight."
The exhibit is organized by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. It will be in town through March.