by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com “The gifts of God … should be enjoyed by all citizens in Mississippi.” — Medgar Evers When we think of the tumultuous ’60s and the assassinations that shocked and stunned the nation, President John F. Kennedy, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy are [...]
Source: AP / The Independent Mississippi’s governor says slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers helped create a “vastly different” state, and a better one, by increasing black voter registration. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant spoke Wednesday during a memorial service on the 50th anniversary of Evers’ assassination. More than 150 people gathered outside the Mississippi Museum [...]
Source: Kate Bubacz / ABC News It has been 50 years since the shocking slaying of Medgar Evers. The civil rights activist and NAACP field secretary fought for equality on many levels, from organizing voter drives and protests against discrimination, to calling for legal investigations into school segregation and the lynching of Emmett Till. DON’T MISS: [...]
Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Myrlie Evers recounts the conversation husband Medgar Evers had with her before his assassination.
Source: AP / The Washington Post JACKSON, Miss. — Myrlie Evers-Williams acknowledges it would be easy to remain mired in bitterness and anger, 50 years after a sniper’s bullet made her a widow. Instead, she’s determined to celebrate the legacy of her first husband, Medgar Evers — a civil rights figure often overshadowed by peers [...]
Myrlie Evers, the widow of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers, talks about her emotions fifty years after her husband was assassinated, and about her part in the inauguration of President Barack Obama. (June 11)
Source: Domenico Montanaro / NBC News As the Supreme Court prepares to once again weigh in on the issue of affirmative action, a record-low number of Americans support such programs, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Just 45 percent of respondents said they believe affirmative action programs are still needed to counteract the [...]
Fifty years ago this Wednesday, the assasination of civil rights activist Medgar Miley Evers galvanized a nation against racism and discrimination. And while his death may have been the catalyst, the strength of that reaction came from his life. Often times historians and pundits have mused on how the scars of racism are still ever [...]
Clayton Hardiman: With A Fading Memory Of Medgar Evers, Are We Losing Track Of What It Took To Get Us Here?
Source: Clayton Hardiman / Muskegon Chronicle Now we are coming up fast on the 50th anniversary of your death. And what worries me is there are children and adults alive today, generations removed, who have little idea, if any, just who Medgar Evers was. They have no idea how much courage it took to do what [...]
Source: Alisha Davis / ABC News It has been 50 years since civil rights leader Medgar Evers was gunned down in the driveway outside his home in Jackson, Miss., and his widow, Myrlie Evers-Williams, says she still feels him speaking to her. At a memorial honoring him in Washington Wednesday, Evers-Williams remembered her husband’s saying, “I love my wife and [...]