Medgar Evers: 50 Years of Legacy Challenged


50 years ago today marks the anniversary of the assassination of a man, a leader, a civil rights activist, a father, a husband. Medgar Miley Evers left behind a legacy of  activism, leadership and honor for his contributions to the civil rights movement. Once quoted as saying, “You can kill a man but you can’t kill an idea,” Evers will always be remembered as a pioneer in the civil rights movement who paved the way for other black leaders. Although his legacy still lives on, the very same policies he fought for may be struck down by the supreme court.

THE ROOT’s Corey Dade examines the legacy of Medgar Evers as the Supreme Court takes up two causes he fought and died for: affirmative action and the Voting Rights Act. Check out the full article here

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