Charles Evers

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Birthday
11, 1922
Birthplace
Decatur, MS
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Decatur, MS

About

Civil rights activist and politician who became the first African-American mayor in the state of Mississippi since the Reconstruction era in 1969.

Before Fame

He was in love with a Filipino woman, but could not marry her because she had a 'white' skin color and the Jim Crow Laws didn't allow for interracial marriages.

Trivia

He was named the Man of the Year by the NAACP in 1969 and spread the slogan, 'Hands that picked cotton can now pick the mayor.'

Family Life

He was the brother of Medgar Evers.

Associated With

He was an informal advisor to Lyndon B. Johnson and many other politicians.