Civil Rights Leader’s Widow Says It’s Time To “Pass the Torch” of History

Civil rights leader and former NAACP Chairwoman Myrlie Evers-Williams, speaking Thursday night in Moorpark, said prejudice and racism did not go away in the U.S. after Barack Obama was elected as the country’s first African-American president in 2008. “We still have so much to do in this country,” she said in front of a full house of several hundred people at Moorpark High’s Performing Arts Center. During her appearance at the school as a distinguished speaker hosted by The Teaching American History projects, the 78-year-old Evers-Williams discussed the legacy of her martyred husband, Medgar Evers, as well as her own six decades on the front lines of the civil rights movement….Read More

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