Myrlie Evers Calls for Day of 'Unity and Faith'

May 22, 2013


JACKSON, Miss. (UMNS) — Myrlie Evers — widow of assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers — has written a letter inviting faith leaders in Mississippi and around the world to join in the launch of the Inaugural Medgar Evers Sunday, June 9. On this day, they are encouraged to remember Medgar Evers by serving and by sharing a message of "Unity and Faith."

Tamica Smith-Jeuitt of the Mississippi Annual (regional) Conference shares how United Methodists can join in the effort. The 50th anniversary of Evers' death is June 12. Read full story here.