Today, June 12, is a somber anniversary. It was 60 years ago tonight that a white supremacist and Ku Klux Klan leader gun down a civil rights leader named Medgar Evers as he arrived home.
His killer remained at large for years to come. And Evers’s death was just the first of three high profile assassinations that decade, including Malcolm x and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
His widow was Myrlie Evers. Years later she remarried and has been known since as Myrlie Evers Williams.
But she was always a strong woman.
I met her in 1999 when she wrote a book about her lifetime of triumph over tragedy, a book called Watch Me Fly.
So here now, from 1999, Myrlie Evers Williams.
Myrlie Evers Williams is 90 now, and still an active civil rights activist andleader.\
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