Charles Evers Death | Passed Away | Obituary
Charles Evers Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Charles Evers.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
We have just lost another great icon! I have always loved Charles Evers and his beautiful family! I treasure the love and friendship! They are in my prayers. Rest on my dear friend. We will miss you. Charles Evers was 97 years old. I just talked with Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba about Mr. Evers legacy.
Dear Mayor Charles Evers,
Thank you for:
continuing to stand tall after the assassination of your brother, Medgar Evers
showing us how to take the road less travelled
inspiring us to be independent thinkers
inviting us to celebrate Mississippi’s Black heritage at the Homecoming in Fayette, Mississippi
serving your community with love, passion, courage and integrity
never bowing down.
We all believed you would live forever.
And you will.
Charles Evers, who led an eclectic life as a civil rights leader, onetime purveyor of illegal liquor in Chicago, history-making Black mayor in deeply segregated Mississippi and contrarian with connections to prominent national Democrats and Republicans, died Wednesday.
For all their similarities — college graduates, implacable foes of segregation and violent racism — the brothers were quite unalike. Medgar (gentle, diplomatic, altruistic) became a brilliant civil rights organizer. Charles (blunt, aggressive, ambitious) became a businessman and small-time criminal, running numbers, prostitution and bootleg whiskey rackets in Mississippi and Chicago.
But nearly a decade after he had been run out of Mississippi, Charles Evers, galvanized by the assassination that had made his brother a national civil rights martyr, quit the rackets, returned from Chicago and replaced Medgar as the Mississippi field director of the N.A.A.C.P. He organized registration drives for Black voters, economic boycotts against white businesses and challenges to the state’s white Democratic Party structure.
Charles Evers would ALWAYS give it to you straight during an interview. Would NEVER bite his tongue or mince his words. This picture was taken in June 2013 at the unveiling of the Medgar Evers statue at Alcorn State University. At the time, he was a spry 90 years young and kept me entertained as I emceed. Today, he joins his brother, Medgar, in eternal peace. Rest in power, dear sir!
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