Saturday, June 08, 2013

Civil Rights: Medgar Evers Honored 50 Years After His Assassination

People across the United States are remembering an icon of the American civil rights movement five decades after his racially motivated murder in Mississippi. The assassination of Medgar Evers galvanized support for the civil rights movement, including the right to vote for African Americans, especially in southern states. VOA's Chris Simkins reports from Jackson, Mississippi on the lifelong work of Medgar Evers and the people who fought beside him.