Mississippi Lawmakers Honor Widow of Civil Rights Hero

Mississippi Lawmakers Honor Widow of Civil Rights Hero

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Medgar Evers headstone in Arl. Nat'l Cemetary, Willjay -GNU licenseThe Mississippi Legislature honored the widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers for her bravery, championing civil rights and race relations even while her family lived under constant threat during their fight for voter registration and economic advancement for blacks.

“Myrlie Evers-Williams saw the Civil Rights Movement as a Christian movement teaching love, liberation and equality for all under the law, and it is appropriate that we acknowledge the contributions and commitment of this nationally known leader,” according to a resolution read Monday by both legislative chambers.

(READ the AP article in Washington Examiner)

Medgar Evers headstone in Arl. Nat’l Cemetary, Willjay -GNU license

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