Jun. 12, 2018

The Black Blogger Pays Homage To Medgar Wiley Evers

Many African-Americans don't know or comprehend the importance of the effort that Medgar Wiley Evers to the civil rights struggles in this nation. As a matter of fact, the man who stole his life on this day 55 years ago in the driveway of Medgar Evers home is more noted by many people in our black community. The reason is that a Hollywood production ignored the magnificence of Medgar Evers. That movie began with the rifle shot in the driveway by Byron De La Beckwith. However, The Black Blogger understands the power, determination, will, and defiance of Medgar Wiley Evers. Mr. Evers was a husband, father, as well as a spiritual force whose contributions to our struggle should never be forgotten.

Medgar Wiley Evers, was also quite possibly the most fearsome black man in the entire state of Mississippi. You see his dedication to the cause of civil equality for blacks in Mississippi made him enemy number 1 by those segregationists whites who had no desire for change in race relations. Medgar Wiley Evers had a target on his back every day of his life once he took the leadership position of State Field Director for the NAACP. So on this day that he was stolen from us by a bullet draped in hatred. I pay honor to Medgar Wiley Evers with his words. What a powerful force in the winds of change that embodied one Medgar Wiley Evers.