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Evers, Charles and Fayette

Charles Evers, the older brother of the civil rights martyr Medgar Evers, was elected Mayor of Fayette, Mississippi, in 1969 in Jefferson County, making him the first African-American mayor in Mississippi since Reconstruction. By 1969, most of Fayette’s voters were black and were not precluded from registering due to literacy tests and locally appointed registrars. […]