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Medgar Evers left no autobiography per se. The civil rights activist never reached an age when he could reflect quietly on his life; he was cut down by an assassin's bullet in June 1963, a month before his 38th birthday. This influential black intellectual did however leave a significant cache of personal documents that reflect a fearless man in action. The papers include ...more
ebook, 416 pages
Published August 29th 2006 by Civitas Book Publisher (first published 2005)
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What an amazing man: intelligent, selfless, tireless, passionate, committed, courageous.

"You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea."

"Freedom has never been free... I love my children and I love my wife with all my heart. And I would die, die gladly, if that would make a better life for them."

"Theoretically, we are the greatest exponents of democracy of any nation in the world, but this on paper, and not in the hearts of men who control the policies of this great country."

"Only in Nazi Germ
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Great insight into a man who work tirelessly in the Black Freedom movement. Each chapter starts with a narrative from his wife and then personal documents from Medgar. Many of the reports and speeches are relative so I found myself bored a quarter of the way through the book. Very informative of the events during that time.
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So much of Medgar Evers life is shrouded in the darkness of Mississippi's racial hatred. Yet, Mr. Evers spirit was fearless and his purpose was defiant. Every child should understand the greatness of Medgar Evers. This book is a great place to start.
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née Myrlie Beasley is an American activist. She was the first full-time chairman of the NAACP and is the widow of murdered civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

She twice ran for Congress from California's 24th congressional district. Both times (in a June 1970 special election and the general election later that November) she lost to Republican John Rousselot. In 1971 she helped found the National Wom
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