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Episode #04

Poverty

Air date 5/31/13
Host: Maggie Stevenson

After college, Medgar Evers took a job selling insurance in and around the town of Mound Bayou. His customers were the Negroes in the area, and the incredible poverty he saw every day was a tipping point in his life. His wife later remembered his “stories of children without shoes, without proper clothing; of adults with nothing to eat, of sanitary conditions no self respecting farmer would permit in his pigpen.”