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Evers, Charles

Charles Evers (b. September 11, 1922) is the older brother of the civil rights martyr Medgar Evers, former Field Secretary of the Mississippi NAACP. Charles introduced Medgar to the U.S. civil rights movement and was a successful organizer in his own right. Born in Decatur, Mississippi, Evers had a devoutly Christian mother and a fearless […]

Evers, Medgar

Medgar Evers, along with his brother Charles, was born in Decatur, Mississippi. During World War II, both Medgar and Charles served in the United States Army. When Medgar and Charles returned home from overseas in 1946, they decided to register to vote. When they arrived at the courthouse, a man named Alton Graham used racial […]