Saturday, November 12

For Evers and Evers

A new Navy ship has been named in honor of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

His widow, Myrlie Evers, broke a bottle of champagne against the hull and was among the thousand people who attended the christening of the USNS Medgar Evers in San Diego on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2011.

I think he'd be pleased.

Medgar Evers, a World War II veteran and field secretary for the NAACP, was shot to death in 1963.

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