JACKSON, Miss. – For the first time in 30 years, the National NAACP Board holds its national meeting in Jackson, MS.
“I asked them to make an exception this year, come to Mississippi, and celebrate the life and legacy of Medgar Evers. They agreed to do because it is important for us to be here and say thank you to the Evers family for the sacrifices they have made,” said Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson.
Members from across the country gathered outside the former home of the civil rights activist Thursday morning. A wreath was hung in honor of Evers commemorating the 50th anniversary of his assassination.