Monday, February 9, 2015
Today in Black History!!
James Charles Evers (born September 11, 1922) is the older brother of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers. In 1969, he became the first African American since the Reconstruction era to have been elected as Mayor in a Mississippi city, Fayette in Jefferson County. Thereafter, he ran for governor in 1971 and the United States Senate in 1978, both times as an Independent candidate.