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.
Charita Hinkle had just gotten out of the tub when she noticed multiple missed calls from her niece, Audrikka Burr.
Hinkle called her back:
“Auntie Rita, Randy got shot!” Burr screamed through the phone.
Randy is Hinkle’s son.