The widow of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers is participating in D.C. area commemorations of his death in 1963.
Aug. 9, 1955 Medgar Evers, the NAACP’s Mississippi field secretary, is seen in Jackson, Miss. Eight years later, he was gunned down in his driveway by Byron de la Beckwith, an avowed white racist. He was survived by his wife, Myrlie, and their three young children. AP Buy Photo