The 48th Annual Medgar Evers Homecoming

June 8th, 2011 by

On June 12, 1963, civil-rights activist Medgar Evers was assassinated in the front yard of his Jackson home. To honor his memory, the Evers family has held a Medgar Evers Homecoming event each June.

This year marks the 48th Annual Medgar Evers Homecoming. The celebration begins on June 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a gospel memorial show at Friendship Baptist Church.

Patty Peck Honda is excited to attend and support the Medgar Evers Homecoming this weekend. It has become an annual celebration that includes concerts, a parade, a gospel memorial show and other activities. The event has featured lineups of leading blues, R&B and gospel acts. Patty Peck Honda is thrilled to be along for the celebration. The Patty Peck Honda Girl will be attending the festivities, too!

At 7 p.m. on Friday, June 10, a Homecoming Banquet will be at the Greater Mount Calvary Church. The cost for the banquet is $50 and the guest speaker is radio talk-show host Rip Daniels. The money raised from the banquet helps pay for college scholarships.

The Homecoming will conclude Saturday with a parade beginning at 10 a.m. at the Freedom Corner at the intersection of Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevards and a blues concert at the Elks Lodge for $40.

Come join us as we remember this civil-rights activist and his accomplishments. Patty Peck Honda hopes to see you at the festivities this weekend! For more information, call Wanda Evers at 601-948-5835.

The 48th Annual Medgar Evers Homecoming Schedule of Events: JUNE 9TH – 11TH

THURSDAY, JUNE 9TH

6:00 PM
Gospel Memorial Show
Friendship Baptist Church
2948 Bailey Avenue
Guest Speaker Mr. Bill Luckett (Candidate for Governor)
FRIDAY, JUNE 10TH

7:00 PM
Medgar Evers 4th Annual Homecoming Banquet
Greater Mt. Calvary Church (Family Life Center)
1400 Robinson Street
Guest Speaker Mr. Rip Daniels (Radio Talk Show Host)
SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH

10:00 AM
Medgar Evers Homecoming Parade
Line up at 8:00 AM, Parade begins at 10:00 AM
Parade location will start at Freedom Corner at the intersection of Medgar Evers Blvd and MLK Dr.
4:00 PM
The Medgar Evers Annual Blues Show
The Room
421 Woodrow Wilson (Across from Central City Complex)
$40.00 at the door. No advance tickets.
Performers Lineup: Rev. Joe A Washington, Dr. D, Dennis Fountain, Pat Brown, Walt Love, Labrardo, Lina, Chick Willis, Denise Lasalle, Millie Jackson