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On this day in 1933, Myrlie Evers-Williams was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi

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Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, on March 1, 1933, Myrlie Evers-Williams, the wife of the late civil rights activist Medgar Evers, dedicated herself to preserving her husband’s legacy. Following his tragic assassination by a white supremacist in 1963, she authored several books documenting his pivotal role in the civil rights movement.

Her unwavering efforts led to the eventual conviction of her husband’s murderer in 1994. The subsequent year marked another milestone as she became the first woman to lead the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a position she held until 1998, further cementing her place in history.

Myrlie Evers-Williams is now 90 years old.


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