October 29


USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) Launched

The USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) was launched by the United States Navy honoring slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers on October 29, 2011.

USNS Medgar Evers Christening Ceremony with Myrlie Evers-Williams

African American civil rights activist Medgar Evers was born on July 2, 1925 in Decatur, Mississippi.   Evers was a veteran of WW II and the D-Day Invasion, a graduate of Alcorn State and very involved in civil rights.  He unsuccessfully attempted to enroll in the segregated law school of the University of Mississippi with the help of the NAACP.  While working as the first Field Secretary for the NAACP in the South he helped James Meredith do something he was unable to do, enroll at the University of Mississippi.  His civil rights work made him a target of segregationists.  On June 12, 1963, a few minutes after midnight and only hours after President John F. Kennedy delivered his famous civil rights speech in response to federal troops being sent to the University of Alabama to insure safety of students Vivian Malone and James Hood.  He was shot down in his driveway.   Evers at age 37 was assassinated by White Citizen's Council Member Byron De La Beckwith in Jackson, Mississippi.  Large demonstrations occurred following his death.  His widow Myrlie Evers-Williams remarried and has been active in civil rights over the decades following her husbands death.   She was elected Chairperson of the NAACP in 1995 and announced that she would not seek re-election in 1998.  Medgar Evers is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Statue of Medgar Evers
Statue of Medgar Evers

Words That Matter

Medgar Evers

"When you hate, the only person that suffers is you, because most of the people you hate don't know it and the rest don't care." 

American Rental Cars


BlackHistory,Today Word of Today 2
Black History Today Nations Best Hotels
Myrtle Beach Hotels

For The New BHT Discovery Videos. Subscribe Free Below To The New BHT YouTube Channel.

American Rental Cars 2023
Black History Today Carolina Beach Hotels

Be Prepared For Storms And Hurricanes With A Solar Generator | Power Stations Starting Now At only $299.99 | No Gas Needed! | Fast And Free Delivery | Click Below!

Generators Solar
Generators Solar
Black History Today Myrtle Beach House Rentals 2
Destin Florida Hotels
Washington DC Hotels

Enjoy A Safer Spring or Summer Vacation In A RV

Be Encouraged By Today’s Bible Verse | WordofToday.com

Please follow & like us 🙂

Skip to content