Datebook: June 12 - Medgar Evers Assassinated 50 Years Ago

Jun 12, 2013

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 civil rights protests. Hear commentator Dr. Brian Clardy's remembrance

It’s Wednesday, June 12

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts presents the Japanese Kimono Exhibit from the Claude Holeman Collection, on loan from the Dawson Springs Museum & Art Center. The exhibit is on display through July 21. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 to 4 and 3 hours prior to every performance at the Center. Admission is free.

The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes hosts the 15th Annual Pickin’ Party Old Time Music Festival this Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 7 both days. Performers include Mark Dvorak, the Dixie Volunteers, Common Thread, the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, and others. See a complete lineup at

Baptist Health Paducah offers Safe Sitter classes for ages 11 and up this Friday from 9 to 4. The one-day babysitting course, taught by certified instructors, teaches young teens life and safety skills. The $30 fee includes lunch and supplies. Pre-register by calling 575-8444.

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