American civil rights activist, businessman, disc jockey, and politician.- Charles Evers
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American civil rights activist and the NAACP's first field secretary in Mississippi who was assassinated by a white supremacist.
In 1969 his brother Charles became the first African American to be elected mayor of a Mississippi city in the post-Reconstruction era.
City in Jefferson County, Mississippi, United States.
Charles Evers was elected as mayor in 1969 by the people of Fayette; he was the first African-American mayor elected in post-Reconstruction Mississippi.
American attorney and politician who served as a United States Senator for Mississippi from 1978 until his resignation due to health issues in 2018.
In the general election, he faced Democrat Maurice Dantin, a former district attorney who had triumphed in a four-way primary with the backing of Eastland, and Independent candidate Charles Evers, the Mayor of Fayette.
He played basketball coach and retired basketball player Arthur Chaney in Disney's Air Bud and Medgar Evers' older brother Charles Evers in Rob Reiner's Ghosts of Mississippi. He had a role in the Coen Brothers' The Hudsucker Proxy and played fictional jazz pianist Del Paxton in Tom Hanks' That Thing You Do.
Town in and the county seat of Newton County, Mississippi.
Charles Evers, first post-Reconstruction African American mayor in Mississippi
American politician of the Democratic Party from Mississippi who served in the United States Senate in 1941 and again from 1943 until his resignation on December 27, 1978.
Partly because of the independent candidacy of Charles Evers siphoning off votes from the Democratic nominee, Maurice Dantin, Republican 4th District Representative Thad Cochran won the race to succeed Eastland.
1996 American biographical courtroom drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, and James Woods.
Bill Cobbs as Charles Evers
American attorney, politician, and jurist who served as a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi and, briefly, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Cochran won in a three-way general election against Democrat Maurice Dantin and Independent Charles Evers, a well-known figure in the civil rights movement.
His main opponent in the general election was Evers' brother, James Charles Evers, then the mayor of Fayette, who ran as an independent.
Political movement and campaign from 1954 to 1968 in the United States to abolish institutional racial segregation, discrimination, and disenfranchisement throughout the United States.
Meanwhile, the Deacons for Defense and Justice expanded into Mississippi and assisted Charles Evers' NAACP chapter with a successful campaign in Natchez.