Books: Non-Fiction

The Autobiography of Medgar Evers: A Hero’s Life and Legacy Revealed Through His Writings, Letters, and Speeches

Book – Non-fiction. By Manning Marable and Myrlie Evers-Williams. 2006.
Comprehensive collection of the words of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers.

Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements

The Autobiography of Medgar Evers is the first and only comprehensive collection of the words of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers. Evers became a leader of the civil rights movement during the late 1950s and early 1960s. He established NAACP chapters throughout the Mississippi delta region, and eventually became the NAACP’s first field secretary in Mississippi. Myrlie Evers-Williams, Medgar’s widow, partnered with scholar Manning Marable to develop this book based on the previously untouched cache of Medgar’s personal documents and writings. These writings range from Medgar’s monthly reports to the NAACP to his correspondence with luminaries of the time such as Robert Carter, General Counsel for the NAACP in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case. [Publisher’s description.]

ISBN: 9780465021789 | Published by Basic Civitas Books.