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Longview crowd honors civil rights leader Medgar Evers on 50th anniversary of assassination

Longview crowd honors civil rights leader Medgar Evers on 50th anniversary of assassination
Michael Cavazos
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Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 6:37am

More than 100 people honored one of the civil rights movement’s heroes Wednesday near the steps of the Gregg County Courthouse.

The ceremony was held to remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers, a black civil rights activist who was at the forefront of the fight to desegregate Mississippi schools.

Evers was shot in the back June 12, 1963, outside his home in Jackson, Miss.
 

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