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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Honoring The Life Of Ruby Dee

NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Honoring The Life Of Ruby Dee

Comedian and activist Dick Gregory joined Roland Martin Monday on “NewsOne Now” to share his reflections on the legendary Ruby Dee. Debbie Allen, Roy S. Johnson and Spike Lee also shared their memories of Dee ,who passed away Wednesday. Martin also had an opportunity to interview Dee during the Essence Music Festival in 2011 and shared her incredible words of wisdom. All that and more in this […]

Myrlie Evers-Williams Leaves The NAACP Board After 30 Years. What Will She Do Next?

Myrlie Evers-Williams Leaves The NAACP Board After 30 Years. What Will She Do Next?

Source: Krissah Thompson / The Washington Post Civil rights leader Myrlie Evers-Williams will step down from the board of the NAACP, marking an end to her 30 years as an official of the civil rights organization. Evers-Williams, who will retain the honorary title of chair emeritus, had hoped to be in New York for the NAACP’s board meeting […]

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

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

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy 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, […]

Slain Civil Rights Icon’s Widow Knew Tragedy Would Strike (VIDEO)

Slain Civil Rights Icon’s Widow Knew Tragedy Would Strike (VIDEO)

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Myrlie Evers recounts the conversation husband Medgar Evers had with her before his assassination.

Medgar Evers’ Widow, A Civil-Rights Leader In Her Own Right, Works To Preserve His Legacy

Medgar Evers’ Widow, A Civil-Rights Leader In Her Own Right, Works To Preserve His Legacy

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: “Times When The Anger Builds Up” (VIDEO)

Myrlie Evers: “Times When The Anger Builds Up” (VIDEO)

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)

Bio.com: Medgar Evers – Mini Biography

Bio.com: Medgar Evers – Mini Biography

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 […]

Medgar Evers’ Widow Myrlie ‘Can’t Let Dream Die’ 50 Years Later

Medgar Evers’ Widow Myrlie ‘Can’t Let Dream Die’ 50 Years Later

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 […]

Myrlie Evers-Williams Returns To Mississippi As More Than A Civil Rights Widow

Myrlie Evers-Williams Returns To Mississippi As More Than A Civil Rights Widow

Source: Krissah Thompson / The Washington Post Oxford, Miss. — Myrlie Evers-Williams moves gingerly about the crowd, slowed by her 80-year-old knees. The University of Mississippi chancellor, who has invited her to speak at commencement exercises, takes her hand to lead her down a flight of stairs. Students, black and white, ask to pose for a photo with her […]

NPR: Fifty Years After Medgar Evers’ Killing, The Scars Remain

NPR: Fifty Years After Medgar Evers’ Killing, The Scars Remain

Source: Debbie Elliott / NPR /Audio via NPR  For Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of slain NAACP leader Medgar Evers, the memories of 1963 are still raw. Her family lived in terror behind the locked doors of their Jackson, Miss., home — a modest, three-bedroom, ranch-style house in one of the first new subdivisions built for African-Americans […]

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