Thursday, December 30, 2010

Jackson church

At a mass meeting at this church, the night after Medger Evers was assassinated, his widow Myralie spoke to the crowd and said, "I come to you tonight with a broken heart. I come to you to make a plea that all of you here, and all of you not here, will, by his death, be able to draw some of his strength, some of his courage, and some of his determination to finish this fight."


  1. Was the church's congregation back then all blacks?

  2. We're pretty sure the congregation was all black then. An integrated church would have been big news and Jackson was staunchly segregated. We parked outside this church on Sunday morning and the preaching we heard wafting out into the street was definitely in a traditional black style.

  3. What a strong woman she was!