Evers (far right) with President John F. Kennedy, June 1963

On June 3, 1969, Evers was elected in Fayette, Mississippi, as the first African-American mayor in Mississippi since the Reconstruction era, following passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which enforced constitutional rights for citizens.

- Charles Evers

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.

- Fayette, Mississippi

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