The Family of the Late Honorable James Charles Evers invites you to attend the Unveiling of a Historical Sign commemorating his life and legacy. The Late Honorable James Charles Evers, a World War II veteran, and a prominent figure in the history of Mississippi and the United States will be honored and celebrated with the unveiling of a historic sign on the 100th year of his birth.
Sponsored by The International Black Broadcasters Association, World Conference of Mayors, and Hiram Eastland, Esq., this dedication ceremony will be held Sunday, Sep. 11, from 4 – 5p.m outside of the Home of Late James Charles Evers at 2916 Hemingway Circle, Jackson, MS 39209. Speakers will include local, state, and national dignitaries. The public is invited to share in and witness this exciting historical event.
James Charles Evers returned to Mississippi, in 1963, after the assassination of his beloved brother, civil rights activist Medgar Wiley Evers. He continued Medgar’s work as state field secretary for the NAACP’s Mississippi chapter and led many demonstrations for the rights of black people. Evers gained national fame in 1969 when he was elected as the first African American Mayor of a biracial town in Fayette, Mississippi since reconstruction. James Charles Evers was also an American civil rights activist, businessman, radio host, politician, general manager of WMPR 90.1 FM and, as mentioned earlier, the brother of the slain Civil Rights activist, Medgar Wiley Evers.
“It is important that as we move forward, we do not forget our past. This historic sign is the first of many avenues that we plan to pursue to educate our citizens and future generations about Dad’s sensational life story and his part in Mississippi’s history. I know Dad would be proud of this moment,” said Velma Charlene Evers-Kreel, daughter of James Charles Evers.See a typo? Report it here.