Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers was killed in the driveway of his home by a Ku Klux Klan member who lived free for a time after the senseless murder.

Mississippi’s governor came under fire for ignoring a Black congressman’s years of effort to help establish a national monument to slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

Hillary Clinton delivered the commencement speech for Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn Thursday, blasting Trump and his policies.

A new documentary about James Baldwin, the late activist-writer, highlights America’s disappointing progress around issues of race and equality.

The new legislation will allow civil rights cold cases that happened prior to 1970 to be reopened.

Over the weekend, presidential hopeful and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump garnered an endorsement from another unlikely source -- the brother of murdered civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

I grew up in a family of storytellers. Around our dinner table, stories of 1950’s era Harlem flow freely, as my grandparents talk about coffee dates with James Baldwin and nights that included live sets at the Cotton Club with Billie Holiday. As a child, these stories were the norm, and I never had a […]

The life of Medgar Evers was cut far too short 50 years ago, when the civil rights activist and war veteran was assassinated at just 37-years-old by a White supremacist. Although Evers would not live to see the Civil Rights Movement blossom, he helped plant early seeds of change in the Deep South that eventually […]

White supremacist and extreme-Right organization the Ku Klux Klan began their reign of terror in Tennessee in 1865. Early on, it was a group made of largely southern Democrats who rallied against Black and White Republicans in the South and championed the suppression of equal rights for all. With many members enraged by the Reconstruction […]