Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr Michael Vinson Williams talked about his book, Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr, in which he examines the life of Medgar Evers as well as his role in the… read more

Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr Michael Vinson Williams talked about his book, Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr, in which he examines the life of Medgar Evers as well as his role in the history of civil rights. Medgar Evers was the first field secretary for the NAACP in Mississippi during the height of racial tension in the south. He was responsible for organizing boycotts, encouraging voter registration, and investigating crimes against African Americans, including the murder of Emmett Till. Medgar Evers was assassinated outside his home on June 12, 1963.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Jackson, Mississippi, from April 24-29 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close

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Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr

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Program ID:
319900-1
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Interview
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Interview
Location:
Jackson, Mississippi, United States
First Aired:
Jul 05, 2014 | 12:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 03, 2014 | 10:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jul 05, 2014 | 12:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 06, 2014 | 10:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 02, 2014 | 1:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 03, 2014 | 10:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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