Medgar Evers’ Widow: ‘Jim Crow Is Alive…In A Brooks Brothers Suit’ (VIDEO)

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Source: Morgan Whitaker / Politics Nation / NBC News

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights hero Medgar Evers, his widow Myrlie Evers-Williams says segregation has not disappeared.

“Jim Crow is alive, and it’s dressed in a Brooks Brothers suit, my friend, instead of a white robe,” she said on PoliticsNation Wednesday.

She talked about the progress she’s seen in the last half-century–and current threats to that progress, like voter suppression.

“Look at some of the racist things that are still happening in America,” she said. “For instance when President Obama was reelected there was rioting at the University of Mississippi because of that. There are still deaths that take place. We look at those things that have happened to keep people from voting.”

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