Medgar Evers

  • June 5, 2013  

    Nearly half a century since his murder, civil rights activist Medgar Evers was honored in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Gwen Ifill examines the life and legacy of Evers — a World War II veteran and the NAACP’s first field secretary in the South — with Jerry Mitchell of The Clarion-Ledger newspaper. Continue reading

  • April 23, 2002  

    The widow of civil rights leader Medgar Evers and founder of the Medgar Evers Institute discusses The Clarion-Ledger’s role in prompting the first successful prosecution of her husband’s 1963 murder. She talked with The NewsHour after speaking to The Clarion-Ledger’s editorial board in April 2002. Continue reading

  • April 18, 2002   BY Jessica Moore  

    Perhaps the most significant martyr in the struggle for civil rights prior to Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, Medgar Evers galvanized the civil rights movement in his life and also in his death. Continue reading