Ebony Escapes! to celebrate Black history, Part 1

Allman-Baldwin, Lysa
January 2004
New York Amsterdam News;1/22/2004, Vol. 95 Issue 4, p22
As Black History Month rolls around, the Afro-American community in the U.S. are again reminded of the many significant sacrifices, influences and contributions our African-American forefathers and mothers made in this country. Late one night on June 12, 1963, Medgar Wiley Evers, a frontiersman of the Civil Rights Movement, was shot and killed in the driveway of his home in Jackson, Mississippi, by an assassin's bullet. A native of Decatur, Mississippi, Medgar earned his college degree at Alcorn College, located about 40 miles from both Vicksburg and Natchez, Mississippi.


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