Medgar Evers

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For many of us the assassination of NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers is merely a chapter in our Civil Rights history books. It’s a clip in the countless civil rights documentaries we’ve watched in history classes. For Evers’ widow and daughter, that moment plays over-and-over in their minds. “It never stops,” Evers’ daughter Reena said. […]

Update: The event has been moved to the Gantt Center beginning with a 4:30 p.m reception. Both Merlie Evers and daughter Rena will be in attendance. Journalist Steve Crump traces one of the most important years of the Civil Rights Movement in his new documentary “Flashbacks and Tributes From ’63.” Crump and WTVI PBS Charlotte […]

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The life of Medgar Evers was cut far too short 50 years ago, when the civil rights activist and war veteran was assassinated at just…

Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers (pictured) was a trailblazer for racial equality in the South, all while displaying a tireless dedication to self-improvement, education, and…

Slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers was the first Mississippi Field Secretary of the NAACP. After running sit-ins and boycotts in Mississippi, the Evers’ home…

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Medgar Evers was one of the most profound activists of the Civil Rights movement. His involvement in the Regional Council of Negro Leadership led to his organization of several boycotts and protests throughout Mississippi. His work as an NAACP field secretary also helped put Mississippi at the forefront of the struggle. One of Evers biggest […]