Medgar Evers – Would he do it again if he could?
June 9, 2013
I have lived in Jackson, Mississippi for a total of 14 years and had never driven past the small, bluish-green house at 232 Guynes Street, which is now called Margaret Walker Alexander Drive. That was my initial thought as I pulled up to the front of the home that had housed Medgar Wiley Evers and his family. I sat in the cool of my air conditioning waiting for the rest of The Clarion-Ledger Jackson Voices group to arrive for a private tour. I wondered to myself how many more hidden treasurers about our history I had overlooked as I lived life; sometimes selfishly.
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