An Interview With History: Civil Rights Icon Myrlie Evers-Williams On The Change Of Mississippi Flag

By Ari Shapiro
All Things Considered (7/1/20)

Tomorrow would have been the 95th birthday of Medgar Evers. He is the civil rights leader who never saw his 38th birthday because he was assassinated in Mississippi in 1963. Evers spent his life fighting for racial justice, and so has his widow, Myrlie Evers Williams, who went on to chair the NAACP. And now the state where they grew up, Mississippi, will change the flag to remove the Confederate emblem.

Myrlie Evers-Williams joins us, and I should disclose that we’ve become friends over the years. It is so good to talk to you again.

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