The Mississippi home of civil rights leaders Medgar and Myrlie Evers became a national monument Tuesday, as part of a bipartisan public lands bill signed by Donald Trump. Medgar Evers, a World War II veteran who became the Mississippi NAACP’s first field secretary in 1954 was a major part of of the Civil Rights Movement. […]

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Bryon De La Beckwith evaded justice after the cowardly killing of Mississippi civil rights activist Medgar Evers in June 1963. It would be nearly 31 years later before the family received justice, and on this day in 1994, Beckwith was sentenced to life in prison. Medgar Evers was a member of the NAACP and the […]


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Charles Evers believes that a man who was reluctant to denounce the KKK is best for the state of Mississippi and the country at large.

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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 was fire bombed by the KKK in May 1963. The family survived, but Medgar Evers was assassinated in his driveway one month later. Evers was assassinated long before the nation […]

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers was honored for paving the way for black leaders during a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death. Evers should be remembered as a pioneer who helped lay the foundation for much of the nation’s civil rights progress over the last five decades, said […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The widow of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers will deliver the invocation at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on Jan. 21. The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Tuesday that Myrlie Evers-Williams would deliver the prayer. It comes 50 years after her husband was gunned down in the driveway of his Mississippi home. The […]