Myrlie louise evers–williams is an american civil rights activist of the civil rights movement and journalist who worked for over three decades to seek justice for the murder of her civil rights activist husband medgar evers in 1963 she was also chairwoman of the naacp, and published several books on topics related to civil rights and her husband’s legacy on january 21, 2013, she delivered the invocation at the second inauguration of barack obama.
Myrlie evers-williams (also known as: myrlie beasley, myrlie evers, myrlie b evers-williams, mrs medgar evers, myrlie evers williams), born march 17, 1933 in vicksburg, mississippi, united states is an african-american writer and civil rights activist. Medgar evers, field secretary for the national association for the advancement of colored people (naacp), was one of the most important figures of the african american civil rights movement he paid for his beliefs with his life, becoming the first major civil rights leader to be assassinated in the 1960s. Myrlie evers was born on march 17, 1933 in vicksburg, mississippi, usa as myrlie beasley she is known for her work on american playhouse (1981), ghosts of mississippi (1996) and the toughest job: william winter's mississippi (2014.
African-american activist myrlie evers-williams was born myrlie louise beasley in vicksburg, mississippi, in 1933 while a student at alcorn a&m college, she met world war ii veteran medgar evers, who would become her husband and the mississippi field secretary for the national association for the advancement of colored people (naacp. Evers-williams served as chair of the naacp from 1995 to 1998 marriage to medgar evers born myrlie louise beasley on march 17, 1933, in vicksburg, mississippi raised by her grandmother, a schoolteacher, evers-williams loved learning and music.
Author and activist myrlie evers-williams was the wife of slain civil rights activist medgar evers, and served as chair of the naacp 1995–1998.
Myrlie louise evers–williams is an american civil rights activist of the. Celebrating evers's life and career, it starred howard rollins jr and irene cara as medgar and myrlie evers, airing on pbs the film won the writers guild of america award for best adapted drama in 1969, a community pool in the central district neighborhood of seattle, washington was named after evers, honoring his life.
Myrlie evers-williams major works the autobiography of medgar evers: a hero’s life and legacy revealed through his writings, letters, and speeches by myrlie evers-williams and manning marable (2006.
Medgar evers was an african-american civil rights activist from mississippi, who worked tirelessly against racism throughout his life he spent his childhood and most of his later life in mississippi, a state where racism was rampant. Myrlie louise evers–williams is an american civil rights activist of the civil rights.