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History > 20th century > USA > Civil rights era > Medgar Wiley Evers    1925-1963

 

 

 

Original pic on Life

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/4a048a1526292062.html

 

Medgar Evers’ funeral, Jackson, Mississippi, 1963.

Medgar, a member of the NAACP, had been shot dead.

His widow, Myrlie, comforts their son.

The image appeared on the cover of Life

— ‘I took pride in that,’ says Loengard.

 

Photograph: John Loengard

The Guardian        Weekend        p. 48        19.11.2005

 

 

Tales of the unexpected

Whether he is photographing major stars or children in a park,

John Loengard always captures something unpredictable in an image.

It's a technique with a powerful result.

He talks to Alexander Chancellor

The Guardian        Saturday November 19, 2005

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,11710,1644942,00.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIFE cover 06-28-1963

Son & widow of Medgar Evers attending his funeral

after he was killed by civil rights opponents.

 

Location: US

Date taken: June 28, 1963

 

Photographer: John Loengard

Life Images

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=17171a7e9fe901

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Myrlie Evers

after the assassination of her husband, Medgar Evers. Circa 1963.

 

Robert James Campbell, via the City of Burlington, Vt.

 

Photographs as Clues to a Mysterious Bohemian Life

By John Leland        NYT        Feb. 19, 2016

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/19/
robert-james-campbell-jessica-ferber-rebirth-of-the-cool/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Lowe Waller        1926-2011

 

as a prosecutor in 1964

he twice tried to convict

the segregationist

Byron De La Beckwith

of murdering

the civil rights leader

Medgar Evers

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/03/us/
politics/william-l-waller-ex-governor-of-mississippi-dies-at-85.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/03/us/
politics/william-l-waller-ex-governor-of-mississippi-dies-at-85.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Byron De La Beckwith        1920-2001

 

Mr. Beckwith

was serving a life term

for the 1963 killing

of Medgar Evers,

the Mississippi field secretary

for the National Association

for the Advancement

of Colored People.

 

The shooting

of Mr. Evers, who was 37,

outside his Jackson home

was one of the most

notorious events

in the violence that marked

the civil rights era.

 

The victim's wife, Myrlie,

and their three young children

had been watching

President John F. Kennedy

give a televised address

on civil rights on the night

of June 12, 1963.

 

Mr. Evers was at a meeting

of civil rights workers

at a nearby church.

 

Moments after Mr. Evers

stepped out of the car,

a sniper hiding in a clump

of honeysuckle vines

shot him with a high-powered

hunting rifle.

 

Mrs. Evers found

her mortally wounded husband

at the steps by a door to their house,

where he had managed to drag himself

after the bullet struck him in the back

and tore through his chest.

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/23/us/
byron-de-la-beckwith-dies-killer-of-medgar-evers-was-80.html?ref=medgarevers

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/23/us/
byron-de-la-beckwith-dies-killer-of-medgar-evers-was-80.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/1994/02/08/
opinion/byron-de-la-beckwith-is-guilty.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/1992/12/17/us/
court-allows-3d-trial-in-63-medgar-evers-slaying.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/12/19/us/
supremacist-is-charged-for-3d-time-with-killing-medgar-evers-in-1963.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mourners saying farewell

to slain NAACP official Medgar Evers at his funeral.

 

Location: Jackson, MS, US

Date taken: June 1963

 

Photographer: John Loengard

Life Images

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/57a7480faf8cca94.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title:

Medgar Evers memorial march in Los Angeles (Calif.)

Memorial March--Negroes and white join in procession

along Avalon Blvd. in memory of Medgar Evers,

slain Mississippi civil rights leader.

Demonstration was sponsored here by NAACP officials

 

Creator/Contributor:

Los Angeles Times (Firm), Publisher

 

Date: June 17, 1963

http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb158003xh/

http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/themed_collections/subtopic6a.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Less than three months after this photo was taken in March of 1963,

Medgar Evers was assassinated.

 

It is believed to be the only New York Times staff photo of him.

 

Credit Claude Sitton/The New York Times

 

In Covering Civil Rights, Reporter Enhanced His Words With Film

By RACHEL L. SWARNS and DARCY EVELEIGH        NYT        FEB. 4, 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/us/unpublished-black-history-claude-sitton-civil-rights.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medgar Wiley Evers    1925-1963

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/medgar-evers

http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/about_king/encyclopedia/evers_medger.htm

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/north_america/jan-june13/evers_06-05.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/us/
unpublished-black-history-claude-sitton-civil-rights.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/national/unpublished-black-history/
the-morning-after-medgar-evers-is-killed

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/us/
civil-rights-sins-curated-by-one-of-the-sinners.html

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/media/jan-june02/evers_04-18.html

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=190993436

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/12/
190998770/50-years-later-medgar-evers-widow-relives-the-pain

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/us/
paying-tribute-to-a-seeker-of-justice-50-years-after-his-assassination.html

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/06/05/
188727790/fifty-years-after-medgar-evers-killing-the-scars-remain

http://www.npr.org/2013/06/12/
190743651/bob-dylans-tribute-to-medgar-evers-took-on-the-big-picture

http://video.pbs.org/video/2365022499/

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/03/us/
politics/william-l-waller-ex-governor-of-mississippi-dies-at-85.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/23/us/
byron-de-la-beckwith-dies-killer-of-medgar-evers-was-80.html

http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=Medgar%20Evers

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1294360

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/083_afr.html

http://mshistory.k12.ms.us/features/feature45/medgar_evers.htm

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/oct/18/guardianobituaries.usa

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/15/fyi/main2359504.shtml

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2001/sep/14/jamesbaldwin1

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1294360

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1294360

http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/m/morris-evers.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/1992/12/17/us/
court-allows-3d-trial-in-63-medgar-evers-slaying.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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