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Congressman Bennie Thompson

Representing the District of Mississippi

Congressman Thompson’s Medgar Evers National Monument Act Passes House

May 16, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Thompson’s Medgar Evers National  Monument Act Passes House

WASHINGTON – Last night, U.S. Representative Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02)’s legislation, to designate the Jackson home of the late Civil Rights icon, Medgar Evers’ a national monument, passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

“This legislation is of great personal importance to me,” Thompson said. “I, like many others, was inspired by the magnitude of determination Mr. Evers showed by dedicating himself to others and fighting against adversity. The designation of his home is an everlasting tribute to his legacy. I am honored to have authored this legislation to honor the sacrifice of not only Mr. Evers but also his widow, Myrlie.”

The bill had bi-partisan support throughout the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation now makes its way to the U.S. Senate for a final vote.