- Oral History
- Interview with honorable Charles Evers
- Evers, Charles, 1922-2020
- University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage.
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- African American mayors
Civil rights workers
Mississippi--Politics and government
- Evers, Charles, 1922-2020--Interviews
- United States, Mississippi, 32.75041, -89.75036
- oral histories (literary works)
- Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 3, 1971 with the Honorable Charles Evers at his office in Fayette, Mississippi.Evers was born on September 11, 1922 in Decatur, Mississippi. In 1950, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in social science.Evers served in World War II and the Korean War. In June of 1963, when his brother Medgar Evers was murdered, Evers moved back to Mississippi to carry on his brother's civil rights work.After working for five years at voter registration and related civil rights activities, Evers entered into Mississippi politics in 1968.He became a candidate for United States Representative from Mississippi's third Congressional district but lost the election.Evers was elected Mississippi's Democratic National Committeeman. In 1969, he was elected mayor of the town of Fayette, Mississippi, and in 1971 was defeated by Bill Waller in his bid to become Mississippi's first black governor.
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- F341.5 .M57 vol. 7
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- University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage