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Honoring the Legacy of Medgar Wiley Evers '52: Help Alcorn Build A Statue

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Medgar Wiley Evers.

Alcorn State University invites you to join us in honoring the courage, leadership, and dedication of a fellow Mississippian and Alcorn State graduate: Medgar Wiley Evers.

It was at Alcorn State University where Evers first became involved in civil rights activism. In his memory, ASU has established The Medgar Wiley Evers Heritage Village, a revolutionary student housing community, to enrich the living and learning experience at Alcorn State for years to come. Today, this endeavor lacks one final feature. But you can help complete it. And in doing so, you will also help support civil rights education, the arts, and tourism in our community.

A statue of Evers, commissioned by an acclaimed sculptor, is planned for the Lorman campus. It will feature an account of Evers’ most notable achievements and contributions to civil rights.

By giving to this campaign, you will help establish the newest highlight on the Mississippi Civil Rights Trail and the Mississippi Blues Trail, increasing tourism and civil rights education in our community as numerous visitors stop in Lorman, Mississippi, to learn about Evers’ legacy and alma mater.