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Medgar Evers 50th Anniversary Celebration Begins

ARLINGTON, Va.–The 50th anniversary of the slaying of civil right’s leader Medgar Evers is approaching.

To commemorate the life of the late Evers a week-long celebration is currently underway and it started Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery.

Former President Bill Clinton along with Medgar’s widow Myrlie-Evers Williams spoke at the wreath laying where he is buried.

The anniversary of his death on June 12 will see an “International Day of Remembrance” held and a celebration at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, Miss.

To see the schedule of events click here.

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