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

Bill Cobbs as Charles Evers

- Ghosts of Mississippi

Evers was portrayed by Bill Cobbs in the 1996 film Ghosts of Mississippi (1996).

- Charles Evers
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Evers at the White House in 1961

Medgar 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.

American civil rights activist and the NAACP's first field secretary in Mississippi who was assassinated by a white supremacist.

Evers at the White House in 1961
The rifle used by De La Beckwith to assassinate Evers
The Evers house at 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive, now the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument, where Medgar Evers was fatally shot after getting out of his car.
Medgar Evers's grave in Arlington National Cemetery in 2007
A statue of Evers at the Medgar Evers Boulevard Library in Jackson, Mississippi

In 1969 his brother Charles became the first African American to be elected mayor of a Mississippi city in the post-Reconstruction era.

The film Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), directed by Rob Reiner, explores the 1994 trial of De La Beckwith in which prosecutor DeLaughter of the Hinds County District Attorney's office secured a conviction in state court.

Cobbs on the set of Get Low in 2009

Bill Cobbs

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American actor.

American actor.

Cobbs on the set of Get Low in 2009

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.