The 50th celebration banquet is part of homecoming events sponsored by Charles Evers, the brother of Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Throughout the weekend, celebrations were held in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers.
Evers' brother and sister joined a crowd at the Masonic Temple on Lynch Street Friday night. The 50th celebration banquet is part of homecoming events sponsored by Charles Evers, the brother of Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers.
His sister, Elizabeth Evers Jordan says her brother's labor and death were not in vain. Jordan says Medgar Evers told her if he died fighting for the rights of others, his death would lead to change.
"It was worth it. It's sad to say it was worth it. You think about Christ dying and making us free from sin. Medgar died nationally so we could be free here on earth to live a normal life and live as first class citizens," Jordan said.
Volunteer service projects were held throughout the country in Evers' honor Saturday afternoon, and Sunday, faith leaders shared a message of unity. A program was held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral Sunday afternoon.
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