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Fri Mar 21 17:08:39 2014 UTClccn-n930215820.00A hero's life and legacy revealed through his writings, letters and speeches /0.271.00Papers2628317Medgar_Eversn 930215823330704Evers, Medgar W.lccn-n93021587Beckwith, Byron de lalccn-n95094496Evers-Williams, Myrlielccn-n80049704National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoplelccn-n79067618Marable, Manning1950-2011lccn-n86069233Peters, William1921-2007lccn-n94081695Vollers, Maryannelccn-n91100241Baldwin, Alec1958-actlccn-n87847772Woods, James1947-actlccn-n85151586Nelson, Craig T.actlccn-n94001278Nossiter, AdamEvers, Medgar Wiley1925-1963HistoryMusicEvers, Medgar Wiley,Race relationsMississippiMississippi--JacksonAssassinationAfrican Americans--Civil rightsCivil rights workersCivil rights movementsAfrican American civil rights workersNational Association for the Advancement of Colored PeopleAfrican AmericansBeckwith, Byron de laPolitical scienceAfrican Americans--Politics and governmentGhosts of Mississippi (Motion picture)United StatesTrials (Murder)Chaney, James Earl,Goodman, Andrew,Till, Emmett,Schwerner, Michael Henry,Reeb, James,Liuzzo, Viola,Jackson, Jimmy Lee,Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand,Salter, John RPoor womenAbused womenMorgan, Peggy,WomenUnited States.--Federal Bureau of InvestigationCyclingInfluence (Literary, artistic, etc.)SongsAmerican poetry--African American authorsSouthern StatesRace discriminationRacismLynchingHate crimesCivil rightsTrials (Assassination)Protest songsEvers-Williams, MyrlieMade-for-TV moviesRock musicMonasticism and religious orders--EducationMonasteriesCatholic ChurchFrance192519631950195519571958196219631964196719681970197919821983198419861987198819901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201312884119182323.119E185.61361ocn033469455visu19940.27Southern justice the murder of Medgar EversThe assassination of Medgar Evers is placed within the context of race relations in Mississippi at mid-century by means of archival photography, interviews with Myrlie Evers and convicted murderer Byron de la Beckwith, and reenactments of murder trial scenes51ocn851976448book2006Evers, Medgar WileyA hero's life and legacy revealed through his writings, letters and speeches'The Autobiography of Medgar Evers' tells the story of one of the greatest leaders of the Civil Rights movement, bringing his achievement to life for a new generation. The legal battles surrounding his death have too often overshadowed the example and inspiration of his life. Originally published: 2005+-+132675019521ocn605739797book19670.73Evers, Medgar WileyFor us, the living11ocn018976362mix1.00Chatham, Josiah GPapersPhotocopies made in 1971 from originals in the Archives of the Natchez-Jackson Diocese. Roman Catholic clergyman, of Mississippi. Correspondence (120 items) chiefly concerning race relations in Mississippi during the 1960's; addresses and sermons (1938-67); periodical articles, including a series on selected monasteries and sanctuaries in France; notes, some in Latin; book reviews and parish announcements occasioned by the assassination of Medgar Evers; and travelogs and newspaper clippings. Correspondents include Henry A. Cabirac, Hodding Carter, Bp. Edward A. Fitzgerald, Bp. Richard O. Gerow, Abp. Philip A. Hannan, William A. Percy, Robert E. Rambusch, John P. Sisson, and Bernard Wiesman. Unpublished register in the library11ocn019071108rcrd19871.00Our world, speaking out in the summer of 1963Four major themes are racial turmoil at the University of Alabama and on the streets of Birmingham, white rock and roll's emphasis on the surfing subulture, Kennedy's European summit and Berlin speech, and the civil rights march on Washington ; with the voices of Bayard Rustin, Vivian Malone, Henry Graham, Medgar Evers, Dean Torrence, William Gutsch, Julian Hildebrandt, William Sloan Coffin, Martin Luther King, Peter Yarrow, Robert Kennedy, Ted Sorensen, Lesley Gore, Ann Cole, Ethel Merman, Robert Lochner, Joachim Prinz, George Wallace, Nicholas Katzenbach, Myrlie Evers, Ellie Greenwich, Dick Dale, John F. Kennedy, John Lewis, and Harry Belafonte11ocn858635392rcrd19900.47Sing for freedom the story of the Civil Rights movement through its songsHistoryMusic11ocn797017324book19580.47Evers, Medgar WileyWhy I live in Mississippi11ocn797358252visu1999Free at last : civil rifghts heroesHistory15869ocn060523578book20050.25Evers, Medgar WileyThe autobiography of Medgar Evers : a hero's life and legacy revealed through his writings, letters, and speechesHistoryBiographyThe American civil rights movement of the 1950s, and 1960s was spurred by innumerable heros who earned small triumphs in the face of epic intolerance and terror. [This book] reveals what it mean to fight the most intractably racist bureaucracy of the Tim Crow era. [In the book, the editor] ha[s] created a vibrant portrait of an activist at work. The result is both a tribute to a civil rights hero and a living testament to the power of grassroots political action to change our lives for the better--Dust jacket+-+132675019515057ocn000598651book19670.27Evers-Williams, MyrlieFor us, the livingHistoryBiographyDramaThe courage, lifelong struggle for equal rights, and painful downfall of Medgar Evers are recounted+-+559305323513344ocn031078835book19950.25Vollers, MaryanneGhosts of Mississippi : the murder of Medgar Evers, the trials of Byron de la Beckwith, and the haunting of the new SouthTrials, litigation, etcThe civil rights movement was just beginning to catch fire in Mississippi on the night in 1963 when white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith crouched in the honeysuckle across the street from NAACP leader Medgar Evers's house and shot him in the back. Three decades later, Beckwith was finally convicted of murder and sent to prison for life. It was his third trial - the previous two having ended in mistrials in 1964 - and it concluded one of the most rankling cases of the civil rights era. In Ghosts of Mississippi, journalist Maryanne Vollers tells the inside story of that state's struggle to confront the ghosts of its violent past in order to bring a killer to justice. Medgar Evers was a martyr of the sixties, the first man down in the decade of the assassin. His murder might have gone unpunished if not for the uneasy alliance between his widow, who vowed to "go the last mile" for her husband, and a young white prosecutor who finally found the way. Vollers weaves a compelling narrative that captures the journey from the old South to the new. Drawing on her rare access to prosecutors, Evers's family, and Beckwith himself Vollers re-creates the events of Evers's life and death, while bringing to light new facts and insights into the assassination case and the conspiracy theories that surround it. The result is a thrilling tale of racism, murder, courage, redemption, and the ultimate triumph of justice+-+2039641685324133111ocn043541537visu19960.21Ghosts of MississippiDramaIn 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered in his own driveway. For 30 years his assassin has remained free. Is it ever too late to do the right thing?+-+516266553532411005ocn029702344book19940.28Nossiter, AdamOf long memory : Mississippi and the murder of Medgar EversThe first of the decade's political assassinations, the Evers murder initiated the nation into what was to become a distressingly familiar scenario; the tearful widow, the anguished funeral procession, the hero's burial (in Evers's case, at Arlington National Cemetery), the riots, and the hints of self-questioning from a society apparently given over to violence+-+171663158510983ocn741273576book20110.28Williams, Michael VinsonMedgar Evers : Mississippi martyrHistoryBiographyCivil rights activist Medgar Wiley Evers was well aware of the dangers he would face when he challenged the status quo in Mississippi in the 1950s and '60s, a place and time known for the brutal murders of those who challenged the status quo. Nonetheless, Evers consistently investigated the rapes, murders, beatings, and lynchings of black Mississippians and reported them to a national audience, all the while organizing economic boycotts, sit-ins, and street protests in Jackson as the NAACP's first full-time Mississippi field secretary. He organized and participated in voting drives and nonviolent direct-action protests, joined lawsuits to overturn school segregation, and devoted himself to a career that cost him his life. This biography of a lesser-known but seminal civil rights leader draws on personal interviews from Evers's widow, his remaining siblings, friends, schoolmates, and fellow activists to elucidate Evers as an individual, leader, husband, brother, and father. His story is a testament to the important role that grassroots activism played in exacting social change.--From publisher description+-+08243720068374ocn037293217book19970.27Morris, WillieThe ghosts of Medgar Evers : a tale of race, murder, Mississippi, and Hollywood"An unusual book about the making of the movie Ghosts of Mississippi and its more complicated historical background: the 1963 assassination of courageous civil rights activist Medgar Evers and the conviction thirty years later of his killer, Byron De La Beckwith."--Jacket+-+61040942156143ocn027812179book19930.28Massengill, ReedPortrait of a racist : the man who killed Medgar Evers?The dark story of a white supremacist's life - fully revealed in a compelling, richly detailed biography that only an insider could tell. One of the most tragic and notorious murders of the 1960s was the assassination of Medgar Evers, the revered Mississippi NAACP leader, in June of 1963. The slaying of Evers not only galvanized the civil rights movement in the South, but it later had an unspeakably profound effect on one young man. Although no one in his family would+-+20721676853243886ocn058469230visu19990.18Free at last civil rights heroesHistoryRecords (Sports)"The civil rights movement in the United States is usually thought of in terms of its leadership, but often the catalysts for progress were people who fought from within a larger group or performed individual acts of heroism. Some were victims who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. These are some of those stories"--Container3704ocn005102904book19790.66Salter, John RJackson, Mississippi : an American chronicle of struggle and schismBiography+-+33538785353612ocn046918546book20010.06Ribeiro, MyraThe assassination of Medgar EversHistoryJuvenile worksBiographyExamines the life of Medgar Evers, the role he played in the Civil Rights movement and his assassination. Medgar Evers' fight for civil rights is largely undocumented for the young adult audience. This book makes up for this oversight by providing those interested in American history and politics with the compelling story behind the scenes of the cold-blooded assassination of one of Americas greatest advocates of racial equality+-+79908487352561ocn051586389book20040.06St. Lawrence, GenevieveMedgar EversHistoryJuvenile worksBiographyDiscusses the life of civil rights leader Medgar Evers who was assassinated in June 1963 at the age of thrity-seven+-+93685456962431ocn052302187book20030.19Haines, CarolynMy mother's witness : the Peggy Morgan storyBiography+-+37951142062423ocn824501974book20130.56Walker, Frank XTurn me loose : the unghosting of Medgar Evers : poemsPoetryIn this selection of poetry the author writes from the point of view of people involved in the life and death of Medgar Evers, including his widow, his brother, his assassin Byron De La Beckwith, and both of Beckwith's wives2391ocn236489242file20030.63United StatesMedgar EversArchivesMedgar Evers was born on July 2, 1925 in Decatur Mississippi. He became the State Field Secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. On June 12, 1963, Evers was slain in the driveway of his home, by a sniper's bullet. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. with full Military Honors, having been a veteran of World War II. A fingerprint found on the telescopic gunsight near the murder scene was traced to Bryon De La Beckwith, a white segregationist, from Greenwood, Mississippi. He was charged with the murder. Two mistrials were declared when the all white juries could not break the deadlock. Mr. Evers was also the subject in two Civil Rights file, wherein, he took part in demonstrations in Jackson, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana1962ocn793576323book20120.76Gwin, MinroseRemembering Medgar Evers : writing the long civil rights movementHistoryBiographyMusic1702ocn751781046book20120.06Weil, AnnMedgar EversHistoryJuvenile worksBiographyA biography on Medgar Evers, the civil rights activist and martyr from Mississippi1362ocn760532631book20120.06Jeffrey, GaryMedgar Evers and the NAACPHistoryJuvenile worksBiographyComic books, strips, etcGraphic novelsIn graphic novel format, describes Medgar Evers' efforts to gain equal rights for African Americans in Missisippi, his work with the NAACP, and his assassination in 1963, which gave the Civil Rights Movement new momentum1124ocn034149456visu19830.23For us, the living the story of Medgar EversBiographyDramaVHS+-+10033151063241051ocn229342120book20090.08Coleman, WimRacism on trial : from the Medgar Evers murder case to "Ghosts of Mississippi"Juvenile worksTrials, litigation, etc"Examines the Byron De La Beckwith murder trials, including the mistrials and his eventual conviction, key figures in the case, and the inspiration for the movie Ghosts of Mississippi"--Provided by publisher+-+3405851125+-+1326750195+-+1326750195Fri Mar 21 15:53:17 EDT 2014batch25198