Interior Department Creates New National Monument

Commemorates civil rights activists Medgar and Myrlie Evers’ Home.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced this past week the acquisition and dedication of the Medgar and Myrlie Evers home to the National Parks System. President Trump had signed the act authorizing its establishment in March of 2019, and both the National Park System and the family of the Evers are excited about the transition.

Both of the Evers were civil rights activitists, and endured racial violence. Medgar Evers was assassinated by a sniper in 1963.

“Our parents sought justice and equality for all Mississippians and knew such change locally would impact globally,” said Reena and James Van Evers, children of Medgar and Myrlie Evers. “We are delighted that our house, always enclosed in love and respect, is nestled in a community that provides hope and opportunity.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For guidance for Secretary Bernhardt as he oversees monument dedications.
  • That God would bless the preservation of His land and His people through the National Parks System.
  • For wisdom for President Trump’s consideration of future acts and bills. 

Sources: NPR, Fox News


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