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Evers, [James] Charles

Born: 1922 AD
Currently alive, at 92 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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