The Autobiography of Medgar Evers: A Hero's Life and Legacy Revealed Through His Writings, Letters, and Speechesby Myrlie Evers-Williams, Manning Marable
The Autobiography of Medgar Evers is the first and only comprehensive collection of the words of slain civil rights hero Medgar Evers. Evers became a leader of the civil rights movement during the late 1950s and early 1960s. He established NAACP chapters throughout the Mississippi delta region, and eventually became the NAACP’s first field secretary in Mississippi. Myrlie Evers-Williams, Medgar’s widow, partnered with Manning Marable, one of the country’s leading black scholars, to develop this book based on the previously untouched cache of Medgar’s personal documents and writings. These writings range from Medgar’s monthly reports to the NAACP to his correspondence with luminaries of the time such as Robert Carter, General Counsel for the NAACP in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case. Still, most moving of all, is the preface written by Myrlie Evers.
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Myrlie Evers-Williams is the widow of slain civil rights hero Medgar Evers and former chairwoman of the NAACP. She has continued the work of her late husband, and her tireless efforts to bring about social change have kept his memory alive. Myrlie Evers-Williams lives in Bend, Oregon. Manning Marable is Professor of History, Political Science, and Public Policy, at Columbia University. Marable lives in New York City.
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I enjoyed reading this book about Medgar Evers I didn't know that he was invovled with the civil rights movement. I learn alot of things about this book that made me a better person. What makes so bad is that he doesn't get the appreciation of the things that he has done for civil rights movement. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn about Medgar Evers and the things he accomplished in the civil rights movement. However, for black americans if you want to learn about our history it is up to us to teach ourselves.
This is a must read for everyone. Myrlie Evers-Williams & Manning Marable has done an excellent job writing this story about Medgar Evers. I recommend this book for everyone to read and have as a collectors item in their household. An outstanding piece of work. William B. Turner Author