August 7, 2013
MDAH is commemorating the life of civil rights leader Medgar Evers with two exhibits. 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.
A popular grant program for preservation projects across the state has been reauthorized. The 2012 Mississippi legislature provided for $3 million for competitive grants in the ninth round of the Community Heritage Preservation Grant Program, which helps preserve, restore, rehabilitate, and interpret historic courthouses and schools. In Certified Local Government communities grant funds may also be used for projects involving historic buildings other than courthouses or schools. Only properties that have been designated Mississippi Landmarks are eligible for the grants.