CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY

Two Powerful Songs in Response to the Murder of Medgar Evers

Ed Newman

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“A bullet from the back of a bush took Medgar Evers’ blood” — Bob Dylan

Photo by Avi Agarwal on Unsplash

On this day in history civil rights activist Medgar Evers was assassinated. Born July 2, 1925, in Decatur, Mississippi he became, in 1954, the first state field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi. As such, he organized…

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Ed Newman

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