Good Read Coming – 1963: The Year of Hope and Hostility


This Will be a good read:

‘In the early morning hours of June 12, 1963, NAACP Field Secretary for Mississippi, Medgar Wiley Evers, pulled into his driveway, having just met with NAACP attorneys developing strategies to deconstruct the state’s Jim Crow laws.As he emerged from his car, carrying t-shirts that read “Jim Crow Must Go,” white supremacist, Byron De La Beckwith fired a bullet from an Enfield 1917 rifle into Evers back that ricocheted into the house.Evers died 50 minutes later at a local hospital. This tragic event culminated what was one of the most event-filled 24 hours in American history.

Byron Williams is a columnist, author, and pastor, his forthcoming book “1963: The Year of Hope and Hostility” will be released July 16.’