Remembering Medgar W. Evers
….His Life and Legacy on Voting Rights
When: Thursday, June 13 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center
3700 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri
Free and Open to the Public
Refreshments will be served
Hear about Medgar W. Evers, the NAACP’s first field secretary for Mississippi, assassinated by a white supremacist at an early age, and his pioneering fight for a democratic society and voting rights for all the descendants of slaves. Learn how to restore your voting rights, even if you have temporarily lost them as a result of a conviction. Register to vote and/or update your address. Join the NAACP. Remember that all of us today must commemorate all the martyrs of the freedom movement.
Presenters will be:
· Ms. Samara Winbush, a 2013 graduate of UMKC law school with a B.A. from Carleton College in Minnesota. She is an avid protector of voting rights for all
· Rep. Lloyd Daniel, an educator, poet and advocate. A former Missouri state representative he has served as an instructor at UMKC and Penn Valley Community College