“Black men in this country are three times more likely to be incarcerated than black men were in South Africa during apartheid, when they were the world’s leading incarcerator.”—NAACP President Ben Jealous: Putting people in jail ‘is how we solve almost every problem’ in America
“You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.”—
Myrlie Evers, after the June 12, 1963 assassination of husband, civil rights leader Medgar Evers, in Jackson, Mississippi. A half century ago, an assassin shot Mississippi NAACP leader Medgar Evers in the back outside his Jackson home. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this senseless, tragic event.