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January 14, 2008
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Myrlie Evers-Williams

Myrlie Evers-Williams

Civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams to speak on campus

The rifle shot that rang out in the driveway of her home in 1963, killing her husband, civil rights leader Medgar Evers, propelled Myrlie Evers into a lifetime of activism against racism and violence in this country and abroad.

Now Evers-Williams will bring her message of “Leadership by Action and Not by Design” to the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Her free talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23. It is one of a number of campus events in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

Overflow seating for the talk will be available in the Union Theater. The event is open to the public, and seating is first-come, first-served.

Evers-Williams is the first woman to chair the NAACP, from 1995-98, and the author of Watch Me Fly: What I Learned on the Way to Becoming the Woman I Was Meant to Be
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