JACKSON, Miss. (AP) _ The national board of the NAACP is meeting in Mississippi’s capital city for the first time in 30 years.
The conference started Wednesday night and goes through Saturday.
It includes a wreath-laying ceremony and a gospel concert to remember Medgar Evers. The Mississippi NAACP field secretary was assassinated 50 years ago outside his family home in north Jackson.
The ceremony and the concert are open to the public.
The wreath-laying is at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Evers home, which is now a small museum.
The concert is 7 p.m. Friday at the M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge, where Evers had his office for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Mourners also gathered at the lodge for his funeral.