Myrlie Evers Williams
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Myrlie Evers-Williams has long been a pioneer in the struggles for racial justice and women's equality. She fought for decades to gain justice in the assassination of her first husband, Mississippi NAACP leader, Medgar Evers, worked tirelessly for civil rights, and in 1995, won the chairmanship of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Evers-Williams has co-authored, For Us, The Living, Watch Me Fly: What I Learned on the Way to Becoming the Woman I Was Meant to Be, and The Autobiography of Medgar Evers: A Hero's Life and Legacy Revealed Through His Writings, Letters and Speeches. Myrlie Evers-Williams continues to serve on the board of the NAACP and to develop the Medgar Evers Institute.