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The Life and Legacy Of Medgar & Myrlie Evers

The Life and Legacy Of Medgar & Myrlie Evers

Update: 2024-02-071
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The civil rights leader Medgar Evers is maybe more known for his assassination in 1963 than the work he did to fight for voting rights and desegregation. MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid tells the story of Medgar and his wife Myrlie in a new book. Evers was the NAACP field secretary in Mississippi, a state that lynched more Black people than any other. The risks of the job created a lot of tension in their marriage — and after Medgar's death, Myrlie's fury drove her to be an activist herself.

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The Life and Legacy Of Medgar & Myrlie Evers

The Life and Legacy Of Medgar & Myrlie Evers