The Legacy of Medgar Evers / Keeping the Dream Alive
February 11, 2014•59 min
Slain activist Medgar Evers was heavily involved in civil rights after returning from World War II and graduating from Alcorn College in 1951. He was also instrumental in the efforts to end segregation at the University of Mississippi. His widow, Myrlie Evers-Williams talks of his legacy and impact on the civil rights movement nearly 50 years after his assassination. She also discusses her continuing work for civil rights and reflects on her opportunity to give the invocation at the second inaugural ceremony of President Barack Obama.
This year in 2013, our nation celebrates many historic anniversaries in the struggle for civil rights and racial harmony including the Emancipation Procl [...]