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Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Birth NameMyrlie Beasley

Mini Bio (1)

Myrlie Evers was born on March 17, 1933 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA as Myrlie Beasley. She is known for her work on American Playhouse (1981), The Toughest Job: William Winter's Mississippi (2014) and The Last White Knight (2012). She was previously married to Walter Edward Williams and Medgar Evers.

Spouse (2)

Walter Edward Williams (1976 - 22 February 1995) (his death)
Medgar Evers (24 December 1951 - 12 June 1963) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (6)

Bob Dylan dedicated his song "Only a Pawn in Their Game" to the memory of her murdered husband, Medgar Evers. It appeared on his 1964 album "The Times They Are A-Changin'".
Chairperson of the NAACP from 1995 - 1998.
Is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Received her Bachelor's degree in sociology from Pomona College in Claremont, California (1968).
Attended Alcorn State University in Lorman, University but dropped out before earning her degree.

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