“Too Many Martyrs and Too Many Dead.”-Phil Ochs

Phil Ochs wrote that song for Medgar Evers who is being remembered this month since it is the 50th Anniversary since he was assassinated in the driveway of his home in the state of Mississippi. His wife, Myrlie Evers-Williams has kept Edgar’s memories and deeds alive for these past 50 years hoping that Medgar Evers would receive the recognition for his work in the Civil Rights Movement that he so deserves. Medgar Evers died for his family, for his people, for all people treated unfairly, for his country, for his beliefs and ideals. Let us never forget him and let us recommit to the work he started. It is still necessary.

“Freedom has never been free … I love my children and I love my wife with all my heart. And I would die, die gladly, if that would make a better life for them.”-Medgar Evers, 6/7/63

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