Black History Makers: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Medgar Wiley Evers
February 15th, 2013 by fannielou
February 20, 2013
The COFO Center Presents: “Black History Makers”:
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Medgar Wiley Evers
Jackson State University
Dollye M.E. Robinson Liberal Arts Building Room 166/266
10:00a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
On June 12, 1963, Medgar Evers made the ultimate sacrifice when his life was taken during the height of the Mississippi civil rights struggle. From the Mississippi Delta to the Capital City, Evers made a significant impact on the direction of the movement, and his memory lives on.
Please join Jackson State University, the Institute for Social Justice and Race Relations at the COFO Civil Rights Education Center, and the Department of History and Philosophy as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Evers’ assassination and celebrate his life and legacy.
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Keynote Address: Dr. Michael Vinson Williams, Author of Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Student Paper Presentations
2:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. – Impressions of a Leader: Remembering Medgar Wiley Evers Panel Discussion
Special Guests include:
Colia Lafayette Clark, Special Assistant to Medgar Wiley Evers
Derrick Johnson, President of the MS State Conference of the NAACP
Yohance Myles, Assistant Professor, JSU Theater Department
Albert Sykes, Director of Advocacy and Policy, the Young Peoples Project