Archive | civil rights heroes

Ghosts of Mississippi — Remembering Medgar Evers this June 12, 2012 – 49 Years After His Mississippi Murder

“People who lived through those days will tell you that something shifted in their hearts after Medgar Evers died, something that put them beyond fear…. At that point a new motto was born: After Medgar, no more fear.” Maryanne Voller, Esquire Medgar Evers, brave Mississippi civil rights leader THERE MAY BE SOME WHO still ask […]

Civil Rights Champion Nicholas Katzenbach Dies at 90

Nicholas Katzenbach, left, with President Lyndon B. Johnson. Just reported by Reuters — (Reuters) – Nicholas Katzenbach, a civil rights champion whose role in both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations helped shape domestic and foreign policy in the 1960s, has died at the age of 90. I met Mr. Katzenbach at the funeral of James […]