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Evers, [James] Charles

Born: 1922 AD
Currently alive, at 93 years of age.

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US black civil rights activist and Democratic politician


Mississippi field director of NAACP 1963-1969


helped avert student riot at Jackson State College 1964


co-led biracial Loyal Democrat coalition that unseated all-white Mississippi delegation to 1968 Democratic National Convention


mayor of Fayette, Mississippi 1969-1989 (1st black mayor of any integrated town in South since Reconstruction)


1st black candidate for Mississippi governor 1971


brother of Medgar Evers


brother-in-law of Myrlie Evers-Williams 1951


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