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Remembrances Planned for 40th Anniversary of Slaying of Medgar Evers
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger ^ | 05-27-03 | Mitchell, Jerry

Posted on 05/27/2003 6:29:02 AM PDT by Theodore R.

Edited on 05/07/2004 7:27:53 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

High school teacher Barry Bradford was 8 years old when Medgar Evers was assassinated in Jackson.

"My dad sat down the three of us," recalled Bradford, who was living in suburban Chicago. "He was shaken by it. He told us Medgar was trying to do the right thing for the right reasons and that whoever killed him had great evil in his heart, which we later found out was true."


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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 1963; anniversary; evers; ms; slaying

1 posted on 05/27/2003 6:29:02 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.
It would be nice if they erected a statue with the Evers' boys sitting on the courthouse steps watching the foul-mouthed racist Theodore Bilbo thundering at them that "those two n***er boys will be running this state someday !" as an admonition to the crowd of mostly White onlookers. A sort of "daydreaming of the future" kind of motif.
2 posted on 05/27/2003 2:54:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~Remember, it's not sporting to fire at RINO until charging~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Theodore R.
Students in their project found the Evers case not only helped to inspire other cases, it also helped to ensure the prosecution of Kennedy relative Michael Skakel, convicted last summer of beating Martha Moxley to death with a golf club in 1975 as she left his Greenwich, Conn., home. How so? Please, I'm lost.... unable to connect the dots from the Evers to Skakel.
3 posted on 05/27/2003 3:01:38 PM PDT by onyx
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To: onyx
How so? Please, I'm lost.... unable to connect the dots from the Evers to Skakel.

Evers' killer (can't remember his name, James Woods played him in the film) was successfully prosecuted many, many years after the crime --much like Skakel.

4 posted on 05/27/2003 3:04:57 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68
Oh yes. Thank you. I can't recall the old yahoo's name either. His name doesn't matter --- murderers don't deserve fame.
5 posted on 05/27/2003 3:18:02 PM PDT by onyx
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To: onyx
The author or the speaker meant that life is sacred, whether a black civil rights worker in Mississippi or a suburban teenager in Greenwich, CT. But there did see to ba a little disconnect here, considering that the Everses were once so close to the Kennedys. Perhaps when Charles Evers switched parties, he forfeited his ties to the Kennedys; but Schwartzenegger still has his family ties to the Democrat clan.
6 posted on 05/27/2003 3:24:06 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.
Reena Evers-Everette, daughter of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, glances at Sen. Trent Lott , R-Miss., during a vigil at his graveside at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Monday June 16, 2003. Nearly 100 guests gathered to honor Evers' life and legacy. This past week marked the 40th anniversary of Evers assassination. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
7 posted on 06/17/2003 2:27:46 PM PDT by berserker
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To: onyx; Drew68
The killer's name was Byron de la Beckwith.
8 posted on 06/17/2003 2:29:58 PM PDT by Publius
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