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Episode #22


Air date 06/18/13
Host: Maggie Stevenson

Medgar Evers’ brother Charles took over as field secretary with the NAACP. Mrs. Evers continued her husband’s work by accepting speaking engagements across the country. “What we are after,” she said in 1969. “The ultimate goal of freedom for all.”  In the meantime, Byron de la Beckwith was tried twice for Medgar Evers’ murder. Both times, all white juries failed to convict him.