This bill would require the Dept. of the Interior (DOI) to conduct a special resource study of the home of the late Medgar Evers in Jackson, Mississippi. Medgar Evers was a civil rights activist who was assassinated in 1963. Depending on the outcome of the feasibility study, Evers' home could become part of the National Park Service.
The DOI’s study would do the following:
Evaluate the site’s national significance;
Determine the feasibility of designating the site as a unit of the National Park System;
Consider alternative ways to preserve, protect, and use the site for education by federal, state, or local governments, and private or nonprofit organizations;
Consult with above entities, groups, and individuals about preservation options;
Identify cost estimates for federal acquisition, operation, and maintenance of the site.