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Episode #13

Help Me

Air date 06/09/13
Host: Maggie Stevenson

More often than not, Negroes who joined the NAACP faced economic reprisal. So Medgar Evers accepted donations and tried to make food and clothing available at his office. His wife later remembered, “Please help me. It was a cry that Medgar heard in his sleep, a cry that drove him to frenzies of activity, that took him into danger and brought him back weak with rage at his powerlessness.”