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60 years after Medgar Evers’ murder, his widow continues a civil rights legacy

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — It's been 60 years since civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered outside his Mississippi home. His widow, Myrlie Evers-Williams, is 90 years old. She says he misses him terribly and is proud of his legacy. Several events have been held in Mississippi this month to commemorate the work of the Evers family. Evers was leader of the Mississippi NAACP from 1954 until his death in 1963. He pushed for voting rights and racial equality. Evers-Williams was national chairperson of the NAACP from 1995 to 1998. She says she remains committed to trying to eliminate racism and prejudice.

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Florida man strikes again

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Indiana Civil Rights Commission Hosts National Conference

The Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) will host the 2023 Indiana Civil Rights Commission Annual Conference beginning June 19 through June 21 at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station in Indianapolis, IN.

On This Day: Harriet Tubman’s historical raid

On this day in 1863, Harriet Tubman accomplished one of the most remarkable feats in American history. She directed a mass of nearly 800 slaves to liberation, sidestepping Confederate soldiers and risking her own life for the freedom of others.

Black music tells the American tale

June is Black Music Appreciation Month. A time for celebration. A time for reminiscing. A time to cherish the music that has been the soundtrack for many of our lives.

Beneath the concrete: City deliberates archaeological dig of former Greenlawn Cemetery

In 1980, Diamond Chain undertook an expansion of their manufacturing facilities in Indianapolis. The civil work (earth work) unearthed several graves and grave markers,...

UPDATE: Local historians call for full archaeological dig before Henry Street bridge plans are finalized 

In 1980, Diamond Chain undertook an expansion of their manufacturing facilities in Indianapolis. The civil work (earth work) unearthed several graves and grave markers,...

Indianapolis and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On April 4, 1968, Robert Kennedy, the younger brother of John F. Kennedy, stood on a podium in what is now Kennedy-King Park at...

Monumental effort: Battle continues in campaign to honor Black soldiers

Hundreds of years have passed since American colonists fought to be recognized as independent from Great Britain, and while this year’s Fourth of July...
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