Watch this video about Medgar Evers: How his legacy shaped the civil rights movement. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50147183n
Medgar Evers would have celebrated his 88th birthday on July 2nd had he not been assassinated 50 years ago, 1963. Medgar Evers was the Field Secretary for the Naacp Mississippi State Conference for nine years and could not get on local tv news stations to speak about the issues of the times like Equal opportunities for jobs & housing and education for our children, justice in the courts, Voter rights etc. When he was finally granted 17 minutes time to speak on air, just one month later he was killed. He gave his life so doors could be open for those who were shut out at the time. Paving the way for people like me who served 4 years as Secretary for the Naacp Del. State Conference to host Radio & Tv shows weekly. And for that I am honored to continue the battle for Jobs, Justice & Education as I honor the life and legacy of a great civil rights leader Medgar Evers.