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Exhibit honoring Medgar Evers opens at Hattiesburg museum

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A new exhibit detailing the life of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers has opened at the African-American Military History Musuem. A new exhibit detailing the life of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers has opened at the African-American Military History Musuem.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Hattiesburg's African-Amercan Military History Museum is hosting a new exhibit which details the military service of slain Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

It's called, This is Home: Medgar Evers, Mississippi, and the Movement.

It focuses attention on Ever's service in World War Two and his college days, as well as his civil rights activities.

It was organized last year by the Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his assassination in 1963. 

An opening reception was held Tuesday night.

"He used his G.I. Bill to go to Alcorn State (University), and many people don't know that," said Latoya Norman, museum manager for the Hattiesburg Convention Commission. "Alcorn is where he met his wife, Myrlie, and so it chronicles his life from the beginning to the end," Norman said.

The exhibit will be on display through the end of March.

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