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Evers, (James) Charles

(1922–  ) civil rights leader, mayor; born in Decatur, Miss. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, he took over his family's considerable business interests in Philadelphia, Miss. (mid-1950s) and then moved to Chicago (1957) where he was a successful nightclub owner, real estate agent, and disc jockey. He returned to Mississippi after the assassination of his brother Medgar Evers (1963) and assumed Medgar's post as field director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Mississippi. He was elected mayor of the town of Fayette, Miss. (1969)—the first black mayor elected in a racially mixed southern town since the Reconstruction—and published his autobiography (1971). He was reelected mayor (1973) after an unsuccessful attempt for the governorship on an independent ticket (1971). In 1978 he failed in his bid to become a U.S. senator.
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She first met Charles Evers a few months before the march when she was registering blacks to vote in Clinton, Mississippi, just outside of Jackson.
Mostly, though, We Will Shoot Back is about armed self-defense, which, for purposes of this study, is perhaps best defined by Charles Evers, elder brother of Mississippi martyr Medgar Evers.
Before the Jackson Advocate, there was no coverage for Black folks," said Charles Evers, brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers in a report by The Associated Press.
The force that truly propelled black entrepreneurship for ward in the 1970s and 1980s, however, was the activism of mayors such as Atlanta's Maynard Jackson; New Orleans' Ernest "Dutch" Morial; Detroit's Coleman Young; and Fayette, Mississippi's, Charles Evers, brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers and BE'S first cover subject.
Yet it is an honest and nicely crafted essay that shows Charles Evers (who is still alive) was a political opportunist who eventually found his true home in the conservative Republican Party.
City officials and Charles Evers - brother of Medgar Evers - will speak at the event.
He is also supported by Charles Evers, the brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
He noticed the news media's interest in a man who turned out to be Charles Evers.
In a discussion of Charles Evers (brother of the slain Medgar Evers) Warren is struck by his own reaction to Evers's story, thinking that it seems artificial: "Memory and rhetoric and unconscious contriving--the freezing of facts in public repetition that can only become less and less true as language hardens--have, undoubtedly played some odd, sad tricks here.
Supporters of his confirmation include Charles Evers, brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, Michael Moore, the Democratic Attorney General of Mississippi, and Democrat Frank Hunger, Al Gore's brother-in-law.
12), I had to wonder if this was the same Charles Pickering that James Charles Evers described in a Wall Street Journal article titled "A brave judge's name besmirched.
Have No Fear: The Charles Evers Story,'' by Charles Evers and Anthony Szanton (Wiley, 333 pages; $24.