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Episode #19

Service

Air date 06/15/13
Host: Maggie Stevenson

Medgar Evers’ funeral was held on Saturday, June 15, in Jackson. Martin Luther King Jr. and many other civil rights leaders were among the thousands of people who crowded into the Masonic Temple to pay their respects. In spite of temperatures of over 100 degrees, a huge procession of supporters followed Evers’ casket for the three mile walk to the Collins Funeral Home.