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Mississippi politicos feud over civil rights monument status

 

March 15, 2019



JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's white Republican governor and the state's only black Democratic congressman are feuding over who should get credit for the home of a slain civil rights leader becoming a national monument.

President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday creating five new national monuments, including the Medgar and Myrlie Evers home in Jackson. Medgar Evers was the Mississippi NAACP field secretary when he was assassinated outside the home in June 1963 while his wife, Myrlie, and their three children were inside.

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