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Episode #03

Alcorn

Air date 5/30/13
Host: Maggie Stevenson

In the fall of 1946, and with a growing awareness of civil inequities, Medgar Evers enrolled at the historically black Alcorn A & M College. He finished high school there and then earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He played football, ran track and for two years, edited the student newspaper. And he met the lovely young Myrlie Beasley from Vicksburg. They married on Christmas Eve, 1951.