As briefly noted yesterday, this is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers in Jackson, Mississippi. Here’s Phil Ochs with his tribute to Evers, famously performed at the Newport Folk Festival later that same year of 1963.
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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