Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument, 78354 [2020-26693]

Download as PDF 78354 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 234 / Friday, December 4, 2020 / Notices Additional Requestors and Disposition FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Lindsey Vogel-Teeter, Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034, telephone (602) 534–1572, email lindsey.vogel-teeter@phoenix.gov, by January 4, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the and the Ak-Chin Indian Community (previously listed as the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona); Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’Odham Nation of Arizona; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’) may proceed. The Pueblo Grande Museum is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Lance Hatten, Deputy Regional Director, National Park Service, South Atlantic Gulf Regional Office at (404) 507–5605. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 2301 of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, Public Law 116–9 includes a specific provision relating to establishment of this unit of the National Park System. To establish the National Monument, the Secretary must determine that a sufficient quantity of land, or interests in land, has been acquired to constitute a manageable park unit. The National Park Service typically publishes notice of the establishment of the new System unit in the Federal Register no later than 30 days after the Secretary makes a determination of this sort. Medgar Evers was the first Mississippi field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and was at the forefront of every major civil rights event in Mississippi from 1955 until his assassination in 1963. While Medgar was the public face of the NAACP in Mississippi, Myrlie Evers worked behind the scenes running the NAACP field office in Jackson, drafting speeches, and providing personal and logistical support for her husband and other civil rights workers. After her husband’s death, Myrlie assumed a public role in the civil rights movement. Soon after his funeral, she began speaking at NAACP events across the nation, eventually becoming the first woman to chair the board of the NAACP from 1995 to 1998. The assassination of Medgar Evers on June 12, 1963, in the carport of the couple’s home was the first murder of a civil rights leader that focused national attention on the civil rights movement. His death heightened public awareness throughout the United States of civil rights issues and became one of the catalysts for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The National Park Service acquired by general warranty deed the fee simple interests in the approximately 0.15-acre parcel of land that includes the family home on June 18, 2020. On November 9, 2020, the Secretary of the Interior signed a Decision Memorandum determining that a sufficient quantity of land, or interests in land, had been acquired to constitute a manageable park unit. With the signing of this Decision Memorandum by the Secretary, the site to be known as the ‘‘Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument’’ was established as a unit of the National Park System, Dated: November 24, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2020–26761 Filed 12–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–SERO–MEMY–NPS0030535; PPSESEROC3.PPMPSAS1Y.YP0000] Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: As authorized by the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, the National Park Service announces that the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) has established, in the State of Mississippi, Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument (National Monument) as a unit of the National Park System. This National Monument is established to preserve, protect, and interpret for the benefit of present and future generations resources associated with the pivotal roles of Medgar and Myrlie Evers in the American Civil Rights Movement. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Dec 03, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 effective November 9, 2020, and is subject to all laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to such units. Margaret Everson, Counselor to the Secretary, Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Director. [FR Doc. 2020–26693 Filed 12–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031202; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, Andover, MA; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology (formerly the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology) has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on August 5, 2019. This notice corrects the number of individuals and associated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology at the address in this notice by January 4, 2021. ADDRESSES: Ryan Wheeler, Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, 180 Main Street, Andover MA 01810, telephone (978) 749–4490, email rwheeler@andover.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the correction of an inventory of human remains and associated SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 234 (Friday, December 4, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-26693]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-SERO-MEMY-NPS0030535; PPSESEROC3.PPMPSAS1Y.YP0000]


Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As authorized by the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, 
Management, and Recreation Act, the National Park Service announces 
that the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) has established, in the 
State of Mississippi, Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument 
(National Monument) as a unit of the National Park System. This 
National Monument is established to preserve, protect, and interpret 
for the benefit of present and future generations resources associated 
with the pivotal roles of Medgar and Myrlie Evers in the American Civil 
Rights Movement.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lance Hatten, Deputy Regional 
Director, National Park Service, South Atlantic Gulf Regional Office at 
(404) 507-5605.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 2301 of the John D. Dingell, Jr. 
Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, Public Law 116-9 includes 
a specific provision relating to establishment of this unit of the 
National Park System. To establish the National Monument, the Secretary 
must determine that a sufficient quantity of land, or interests in 
land, has been acquired to constitute a manageable park unit. The 
National Park Service typically publishes notice of the establishment 
of the new System unit in the Federal Register no later than 30 days 
after the Secretary makes a determination of this sort.
    Medgar Evers was the first Mississippi field secretary for the 
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and 
was at the forefront of every major civil rights event in Mississippi 
from 1955 until his assassination in 1963. While Medgar was the public 
face of the NAACP in Mississippi, Myrlie Evers worked behind the scenes 
running the NAACP field office in Jackson, drafting speeches, and 
providing personal and logistical support for her husband and other 
civil rights workers. After her husband's death, Myrlie assumed a 
public role in the civil rights movement. Soon after his funeral, she 
began speaking at NAACP events across the nation, eventually becoming 
the first woman to chair the board of the NAACP from 1995 to 1998.
    The assassination of Medgar Evers on June 12, 1963, in the carport 
of the couple's home was the first murder of a civil rights leader that 
focused national attention on the civil rights movement. His death 
heightened public awareness throughout the United States of civil 
rights issues and became one of the catalysts for the passage of the 
Civil Rights Act of 1964. The National Park Service acquired by general 
warranty deed the fee simple interests in the approximately 0.15-acre 
parcel of land that includes the family home on June 18, 2020.
    On November 9, 2020, the Secretary of the Interior signed a 
Decision Memorandum determining that a sufficient quantity of land, or 
interests in land, had been acquired to constitute a manageable park 
unit. With the signing of this Decision Memorandum by the Secretary, 
the site to be known as the ``Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National 
Monument'' was established as a unit of the National Park System, 
effective November 9, 2020, and is subject to all laws, regulations, 
and policies pertaining to such units.

Margaret Everson,
Counselor to the Secretary, Exercising the Delegated Authority of the 
Director.
[FR Doc. 2020-26693 Filed 12-3-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-52-P