May 22, 2013
In observance of the fiftieth anniversary of his death, MDAH will commemorate the life of civil rights leader Medgar Evers with exhibits and programs. Evers was the Mississippi field secretary for the NAACP from 1954 until his assassination in the driveway of his family's home in Jackson on June 12, 1963.
The 2013 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship was awarded to Ebony O. Lumumba, an advanced doctoral student in English at the University of Mississippi. Established by the Eudora Welty Foundation and the Department of Archives and History, the fellowship seeks to encourage and support research use of the Eudora Welty Collection by graduate students.