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Episode #14

Firebomb

Air date 06/10/13
Host: Maggie Stevenson

May 29, 1963. The Evers home was firebombed. Someone threw a Molotov cocktail into the carport. After that, Medgar Evers taught his children to protect themselves, to drop to the floor at the sound of a strange noise. Because of all the threats, the furniture inside the house was arranged away from the windows. At night, they sat on the floor to watch TV—so they wouldn’t be easy targets.