Myrlie Evers-Williams | Civil Rights Icon

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KBOO
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Air date: 
Mon, 02/01/2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

In 2010, I had the honor and privilege to bring Myrlie Evers-Williams into the studio for an interview. She is the widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers.  Medgar Evers was murdered in front of his family in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1963.  

I had originally met Myrlie in 1999, she was speaking at one of our local churches.  Other than the brief bio that was written about her in our local paper, I didn’t know the extent of Myrlie’s history.  During this time, I was going through some difficult life challenges and welcomed this opportunity to hear her story; where/how she found her strength, faith and courage having suffered so much loss throughout her life.  What I wasn’t prepared for was  the extent to which Myrlie Evers-Williams would touch my life.  I consider Myrlie my friend, my hero and someone that I admire to no end.  

I can’t think of a better time to replay this interview, to share her words and her guidance

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