Charles Evers

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Charles Evers
Charles Evers.jpg
Evers in October 2009
Born
James Charles Evers

(1922-09-11)September 11, 1922
DiedJuly 22, 2020(2020-07-22) (aged 97)
Brandon, Mississippi, U.S.
OccupationCivil rights activist
Mayor of Fayette, Mississippi
RelativesMedgar Evers
Myrlie Evers-Williams

James Charles Evers (September 11, 1922 – July 22, 2020) was an American civil rights activist. In 1969, he became the first African American since the Reconstruction era to have been elected as mayor in a Mississippi city.

He served as mayor of Fayette in Jefferson County. Thereafter, he ran for governor in 1971 and the United States Senate in 1978. He ran both times as an Independent candidate.

Evers died on July 22, 2020 in Brandon, Mississippi at the age of 97.[1]

References[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]