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Medgar Evers: Is It Ever Too Late To Do The Right Thing?
February 16, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree - but registration requested!
Medgar Evers, a brave Civil Rights leader,was assassinated in the driveway of his home, murdered by a Ku Klax Klan leader bent on blood.
What offense had Medgar Evers committed? He was trying to register African Americans to vote in Mississippi in 1963.
His murderer was quickly identified – but lived as a free man for thirty years until an unstoppable wife, a dogged newspaperman and a brilliant prosecutor managed to get the case reopened. On the fortieth anniversary of the murder, I hosted the official National Day Of Remembrance, and had the chance to meet and befriend his widow, his family and many of his friends. I will bring their tremendously moving personal stories to life.
Our presentation is filled with inside information on the thrilling trial, amazing anecdotes and a heavy dose of drama. History will come alive as you witness whether it is ever to late to do the right thing.