Charles Evers


As remembered by his family
July 22, 2020

The world lost a fearless Civil Rights leader this morning. The Honorable James Charles Evers, brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Wiley Evers, passed away peacefully and with family at the home of his daughter, Charlene.

The life mission of Charles Evers was to advance the work of his beloved brother, who was assassinated on June 12, 1963.

After his killing, Charles Evers rushed to Jackson to take his brother's place as field secretary for the Mississippi NAACP, and in 1969, he became Mississippi's first black mayor since Reconstruction in a biracial town.

After serving as mayor, he returned to the airwaves with his radio program, "Let's Talk," on WMPR in Jackson, Mississippi.

Our family appreciates the outpouring of affection, love and support over the years. Our family is heartbroken and proud of his legacy. His voice will be missed. James Charles Evers was 97 years old."


As remembered by Betty Garman
July 22, 2020

Definitely sad to see the generations passing on to become ancestors. But their lives were meaningful and they made contributions they and we can be proud of. RIP Charles Evers.

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