Medgar Evers http://wkms.org en 50 Years Later: The Assassination of Medgar Evers http://wkms.org/post/50-years-later-assassination-medgar-evers <p>Today marks 50 years since civil rights activist Medgar Evers was gunned down in his driveway in Jackson, Mississippi by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith. His murder and the subsequent trial sparked a cultural uproar and inspired national protests. A week later, President Kennedy submitted his Civil Rights bill to Congress, and the March on Washington would follow that summer. Commentator and Murray State history professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on how he came to learn about Medgar Evers - his sacrifices, and his legacy.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Brian Clardy 31960 at http://wkms.org 50 Years Later: The Assassination of Medgar Evers