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S. 644: Medgar Evers House Study Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on May 9, 2017.

Medgar Evers House Study Act

(Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the home of the late civil rights activist Medgar Evers, which is located at 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive in Jackson, Mississippi.

Interior shall: (1) evaluate the national significance of the study area; (2) determine the suitability and feasibility of designating it as a unit of the National Park System; and (3) consider alternatives for preservation, protection, and interpretation of the study area by the federal government, state or local governments, or private and nonprofit organizations.