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Episode #08

Emmet Till

Air date 06/04/13
Host: Maggie Stevenson

Emmett Till’s murder was one of the many cases Medgar Evers brought to prominence as Mississippi’s first NAACP Field Secretary. But Evers’ diligence threatened the white establishment. By the middle of 1955, Medgar Evers’ name was on the White Citizen Council death list. Undeterred, he traveled the state—often in disguise—gathering facts and demanding justice.