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MEDGAR EVERS 1963 |  Funeral procession, June 15, 1963 |  Mourners march to the Jackson, Mississippi, funeral home following services for slain Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers. (AP Photo)

Medgar Evers' Murder: 50 Years Later

MEDGAR EVERS 1963 | Funeral procession, June 15, 1963 | Mourners march to the Jackson, Mississippi, funeral home following services for slain Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers. (AP Photo)

Mrs. King and her four children flew from Memphis back to Atlanta with Dr. King’s body for burial. As Dr. King’s body was being taken from the plane, there was just a moment when the family came together in the doorway. - by Harry Benson    This is a powerful pic!!!

Mrs. King and her four children flew from Memphis back to Atlanta with Dr. King’s body for burial. As Dr. King’s body was being taken from the plane, there was just a moment when the family came together in the doorway. - by Harry Benson This is a powerful pic!!!

June 21 1964 - civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner were murdered by white supremacists.

June 21 1964 - civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner were murdered by white supremacists.

Thomas "Mundy Peterson became the first African-American to participate in an election in a state where Blacks had not been allowed to vote before the 15th Amendment. He participated in a local election in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He later held political office and sat on a jury. Decades later, the school where Peterson had worked as a custodian was renamed after him. This is just one of many stories from the Reconstruction era of the United States that are missing from the textbooks

Thomas "Mundy Peterson became the first African-American to participate in an election in a state where Blacks had not been allowed to vote before the 15th Amendment. He participated in a local election in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He later held political office and sat on a jury. Decades later, the school where Peterson had worked as a custodian was renamed after him. This is just one of many stories from the Reconstruction era of the United States that are missing from the textbooks

Hildrus Augustus Poindexter (May 10, 1901 - April 21, 1987) was a bacteriologist who studied the epidemiology of tropical diseases. He graduated from historically black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania in 1924 and later graduated from Harvard University Medical School in 1929 with a Ph.D. in Microbiology. As a noted bacteriologist, , Dr. Poindexter became the head of the Medical College at Howard University in 1934. He was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Hildrus Augustus Poindexter (May 10, 1901 - April 21, 1987) was a bacteriologist who studied the epidemiology of tropical diseases. He graduated from historically black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania in 1924 and later graduated from Harvard University Medical School in 1929 with a Ph.D. in Microbiology. As a noted bacteriologist, , Dr. Poindexter became the head of the Medical College at Howard University in 1934. He was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

John Lewis (left) and Hosea Williams, leaders of the Voting Rights campaign in Selma Alabama in February-March 1965. Both men were later elected to the US House of Representatives from Georgia.

John Lewis (left) and Hosea Williams, leaders of the Voting Rights campaign in Selma Alabama in February-March 1965. Both men were later elected to the US House of Representatives from Georgia.

a young emmett till. He was such a cutie. Destroyed by "God loving" people..they'll share NO part of the Kingdom.

a young emmett till. He was such a cutie. Destroyed by "God loving" people..they'll share NO part of the Kingdom.

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