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June 2013 What's Happening @ LWLC : Honoring Heroes

Slain Civil Rights Icon's Widow Knew Tragedy Would Strike

Through the Doors - Courage, Change, Progress

The University of Alabama commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stand in the Schoolhouse Door throughout 2013, with a series of activities and events designed to honor the desegregation of UA in June 1963; the courage and dedication of the two African-American students who enrolled in the University on June 11, 1963; and the University's ongoing commitment to change over the past 50 years and to continued progress in the next 50 years. 

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Honoring Our Civil Rights Heroes

Fifty years ago, America was in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. Countless men and women demonstrated, protested, sacrificed, and bled for their right to be treated equally. In the last two weeks, we remembered a few of these heroes at the White House. Read more about the Civil Rights hereos honored at the White House--visit

President Barack Obama embraces Myrlie Evers-Williams during her visit in the Oval Office, June 4, 2013. The President met with the Evers family to commemorate the approaching 50th anniversary of Medgar Evers' death. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Fifty Years After Medgar Evers' Killing, The Scars Remain

"Medgar became No. 1 on the Mississippi 'to kill' list...And we never knew from one day to the next what would happen. I lived in fear of losing him. He lived being constantly aware that he could be killed at any time." - Myrlie Evers-Willaims   

Read the full article about the murder of Medgar Evers at

Medgar Evers' widow, Myrlie, comforts the couple's 9-year-old son, Darrel, at her husband's funeral in Jackson, Miss., on June 15, 1963.

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