Mr. Kelle Menogan, Sr.
Vice President of Facilities Management
Cameron Till, P.E.
The home of Medgar Evers was donated to |
WFT Architects produced a historic structure report documenting the house’s existing condition, analyzing its characteristics at the time of the assassination, and recommending a plan for its restoration. Descriptions and photographs of the house provided by Myrlie Evers-Williams, on site analysis of existing finishes, interviews with the original developers of the neighborhood, and study of newsreel footage, newspaper articles, and evidence files helped develop a complete understanding of the house’s architectural and historical significance.
Soon after its restoration, the house served as the setting for several scenes in the movie, Ghosts of Mississippi, which documents the trial of Evers’ assassin. The house currently serves its intended purpose as a museum. Furnishings provided by the Evers family augmented by period pieces help present the house as it appeared at the time of Evers’ assassination.