An effort to turn the home of a slain civil rights leader into a national monument is gaining more bipartisan support.
The U.S. House passed a bill last week to do the same thing. The two chambers must agree on a single bill before it could go to the president.
As Mississippi’s first NAACP field secretary beginning in 1954, Evers organized protests and boycotts to fight segregation. He was assassinated by a white supremacist outside his family’s Jackson home in 1963.
Republished with the permission of the Associated Press.