Thursday, December 30, 2010
Jackson Masonic Lodge
Medger Evers office as NAACP organizer was Number 10 on the second floor of this building, which still houses NAACP offices. After his assassination, his funeral procession started here and mourners carried his body legally in silence to the funeral home. After leaving their beloved slaughtered leader at the funeral home, the crowd marched on toward down town and began singing freedom songs and chanting "We want the killers." Police moved to confront the marchers and violence was averted only when federal official John Doar stepped between marchers and police and pleaded "Medger wouldn't want this".