From the Land of Emmett Till: Fifty Years Remembering Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers, Mississippi’s first NAACP state coordinator

(Note from Susan: Hunter Bear – John Salter, aka Hunter Grey – is a sociologist and a civil rights activist. He helped lead the Jackson Movement, an import time in Mississippi, when people were letting the establishment know they were sick and tired of segregation and the horrible racism that existed. He’s written books on the period of time, and recently wrote an article on Medgar Evers, a beloved leader in Mississippi who was assassinated. This is a quick article, letting readers know about a link to the Evers article. sk)

Guest Blogger – HUNTER BEAR  (MAY 28 2013)

This is the 50th Anniversary of the massive Jackson Movement of 1962-63. And my extensive retrospective piece, FIFTY YEARS:  REMEMBERING MEDGAR EVERS, is now on the Against the Current website:
Against the Current is a very well established Left social justice journal, commendably independent in spirit and action, with a significant circulation.  This is one of a number of civil rights and civil liberties pieces of mine that it has published over the last generation. For a quite full, first hand, and very detailed discussion of the rise and development of the massive Jackson Movement of 1962-63, including its external life and its internal dynamics, see the expanded and updated edition of my book, Jackson Mississippi: An American Chronicle of Struggle and Schism, 272 pp., recently issued by the University of Nebraska Press.  
For a sampling of the Jackson Movement saga, a few pages — including some Movement documents: 
Feel very free to forward this to anyone you wish.  In fact, I’d much appreciate your doing so.
Nialetch — from the mountains of Eastern Idaho,
Hunter Gray (Hunter Bear)
St. Francis Abenaki / St. Regis Mohawk
Protected by Na´shdo´i´ba´i´
and Ohkwari’ 
Member, National Writers Union AFL-CIO
(much social justice material)
See Hunter Bear’s very extensive Movement Life Interview, done
by Bruce Hartford of Civil Rights Movement Veterans:
See the Stormy Adoption of an Indian Child [My Father]:
(Many photos.)

For the new and expanded/updated “Organizer’s Book,”
JACKSON MISSISSIPPI — with a new and substantial
introduction by me. This is the 50th Anniversary
of the massive Jackson Movement of 1962-63.   And see the related

See my Community Organizing “Mini-Course” — with
much down to earth how-to material and updated: