Myrlie Evers


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Myrlie Evers-Williams (born March 17, 1933) is a civil rights activist and journalist who worked tirelessly to seek justice for the murder of her well-known civil rights activist husband Medgar Evers in 1963. In addition, Myrlie Evers-Williams ran for the U.S. House of Representatives from California, actively participated in and became chairwoman of the NAACP, and published several books on ... more »

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  • ''I was reborn when that jury said, "Guilty!"''
    Myrlie Evers (b. 1933), African American activist. As quoted in the New York Times Magazine, p. 70 (November 27, 1994). The widow of Medgar Evers,...
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