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NAACP parade for Medgar Evers, June 24, 1963

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Title:NAACP parade for Medgar Evers, June 24, 1963

Members of the NAACP march in parade for Medgar Evers who was murdered just days earlier on June 12, 1963 by Byron de la Beckwith. The parade served as a memorial for Evers as well as a demonstration of solidarity among those in the civil rights movement. Both African Americans and whites participate in the march including members of the clergy. The parade is lead by one lone drummer. Many of the marchers hold posters or signs.

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Local identification number: File 113-A

Subjects:Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963 | African Americans--Oregon--Portland | Parades--Oregon--Portland | Civil rights demonstrations--Oregon--Portland | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Civil rights workers--Oregon--Portland | African American civil rights workers--Oregon--Portland | Clergy--Oregon--Portland | Signs and signboards--Oregon--Portland | United States, Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland, 45.5234515, -122.6762071 | Multnomah County (Or.)
Collection:Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Project
Institution:Washington State University's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Contributors:Oregon Historical Society
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Oregon Historical Society, Photographic Services 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205; PHOTOORDERS@OHS.ORG; phone number 503-306-5250; FAX 503-492-6001.

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