Apr 18

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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.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Vanessa Leggett, the Houston-based writer who spent 168 days in prison for refusing to turn over her interviews about a Texas murder case to a federal grand jury.

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