A moving and dramatic coming-of-age memoir of Charles Evers, one of the most colorful civil rights pioneers and brother of Medgar Evers, slain hero of the Movement. Evers led a biracial coalition which unseated an all-white Mississippi delegation at the 1968 Democratic Convention and was the first African American to run for goverr of Mississippi and to be elected mayor in that state since reconstruction. His story is riveting and, working with a gifted collaborator, he has created a strong sense of time and place. Reveals new information about the Kennedys, especially Bobby who was a very close friend, and offers an up close perspective on Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders.
CHARLES EVERS lives in Fayette, Mississippi, where he served as mayor for twenty-five years. ANDREW SZANTON is a former oral historian at the Smithsonian Institution. His first book was Recollections of Eugene P. Wigner. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.