American Playhouse: Season 2, Episode 8

For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story (22 Mar. 1983)

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Medgar Evers and his fight for Civil Rights in his hometown of Mississippi.



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Episode credited cast:
Gloster Current
Jimbo Collins (as Larry Fishburme)
Mildred (as Janet McLaughlan)
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Medgar Evers and his fight for Civil Rights in his hometown of Mississippi.

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Comedy | Drama





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22 March 1983 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This movie was released in 1983. Byron De La Beckwith, Medgar Ever's assassin, was not convicted until 1994. The details of this investigation were described in the film: Ghosts of Mississippi See more »


Followed by Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) See more »

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Earnest, Important, Sad
17 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Medgar Evers might have been forgotten if not for Rob Reiner's ambitious but flawed "Ghosts Of Mississippi." But if one were just to watch that film, one would only know Evers as a dead martyr with a brave widow (Myrlie Evers-Williams), a determined newspaper reporter (Jerry Mitchell) and a brilliant lawyer (Bobby DeLaughter) seeking to bring his killer to justice. However you would not know much about who Medgar Evers was or what he tried to do.

This very earnest film begins and ends with Irene Cara's dramatic reading of Myrlie Evers' words. In between, patient viewers are rewarded with a moving portrait of a determined, dedicated, and doomed man whose life was spent in a noble cause.

Don't expect big stars or flashy production values. Just watch and be absorbed into the life of a great man. THEN watch ""Ghosts Of Missippi!"

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