Tuesday, June 11, 2013

TIH: 6/12/63 The murder of Medgar Evers.

Not only are we in the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, we are also the 50th anniversary of America's tumultuous '60's.  I grew up in the 60's and it's one of those eras that is so different from today.  Great change and great music.
 There was an air of excitement!  Unfortunately, there was much brutal violence in the South.    On June 12, 1963 black civil rights activist Medgar Evers was murdered in his front yard.  This murder was but one of the atrocities by white supremacists that fueled the civil rights movement.  The FBI is running a series on Civil Rights in the 60's.  See the link.

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