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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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Charles Evers also ran for governor, spreading hope that Mississippi had changed and had become "a great example of integration" (73).
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.
Activist Charles Evers, brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, said Tisdale was concerned about the welfare of all citizens, not just blacks.
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.
The Wall Street Journal highlighted a pro-Pickering column by Mississippi's most prominent black Republican, Charles Evers, and the Washington Times wrote, "Liberal organizations have tried to label Judge Pickering as a racist, but black leaders in Mississippi are vocally backing the nominee as a friend of their community.
He is also supported by Charles Evers, the brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
It involved a boycott against white-owned businesses in Mississippi; one organizer, Charles Evers, was said to have threatened retaliation against people who broke the boycott: "If we catch any of you going in any of them racist stores, we're gonna break your damn neck," he exclaimed.
He noticed the news media's interest in a man who turned out to be Charles Evers.
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.