Jackson, Mississippi is the story of the civil rights movement in Jackson, Mississippi, told by one of its foremost activists, John R. Salter Jr. The struggle for civil rights featured some of the bloodiest resistance by a panoply of repressive resources—“lawmen,” hoodlums, politicians, and vigilantes—but also introduced Salter to the movement’s most compelling and important figures, including NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers.
The Journal of Mississippi History called it “A meticulously crafted, almost hour-by-hour account of the rise and fall of one of the region’s more remarkable grass-roots protest movements.”
This month, people are remembering Medgar Evers' legacy. He was assassinated June 12, 1963, outside his home.
Read more about his remembrance at ClarionLedger.com.