by Myrlie Evers-Williams, Manning Marable and Medgar Wiley Evers
Hardcover, 352 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $26 | purchase
Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?
Presents the life of the assassinated NAACP leader as revealed through his correspondence, notes, and transcribed speeches, describing his strong commitment to the cause of civil rights despite threats to his personal safety.
June 17, 2005 NPR's Ed Gordon talks to legendary civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams about The Autobiography of Medgar Evers a book about her late husband, assassinated in June 1963. The influential black intellectual left behind a number of speeches, plus volumes of personall correspondence.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/4707631/4707632" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor
Support The Programs You Love