Myrlie Evers- Williams

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Black History Month Spotlight

Brief Biography:

Growing up in the segregated South, Myrlie Evers-Williams went to Alcorn A&M College, one of the only colleges in the state that accepted African American students. While at Alcorn, she met Medgar Evers. When her husband Medgar Evers became the Mississippi field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Myrlie Evers-Williams worked alongside him. She assisted him as he strove to end the unjust practice of racial segregation in schools and other public facilities and campaigned for voting rights as many African Americans were denied this right in the South.