Charles Evers biography

Charles Evers

Politician, Author

1922 –

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Who is Charles Evers?

James Charles Evers, the older brother of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers, is a leading civil rights spokesman within the Republican Party in his native Mississippi. 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.

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Born
Sep 11, 1922
Decatur
Also known as
  • Mayor Charles Evers
Siblings
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Alcorn State University
Lived in
  • Mississippi

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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