Today in 1963: In the driveway outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi, civil rights leader Medgar Evers is shot to death by white supremacist Byron De la Beckwith, who was not convicted until 1994 after an extensive investigation by Jackson, Mississippi’s Clarion-Ledger newspaper.
Beckwith was tried and acquitted twice by with all-white juries, members of which had been influenced by the Ku Klux Klan. Following one of the trials, then-Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett stood by Beckwith’s side and shook his hand.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is the first concert in the “Sunset Music Series” with “The Giving Tree Band with Derek Pritzl.” There is a cost for these concerts. Tonight’s concert is from 6 to 9pm on the back lawn of the East Side Club, 3735 Monona Drive. More info and concert line-up at capitolviewpresents.com.
Tonight’s Socrate’s Cafe topic is “Does Community Exist Anymore?” This is at 7pm at Michelangelo’s, 114 State Street. For more info, call Richard at 608-257-8869.
Tonight is “Caring For Your Microbiome,” a presentation by Rosanne Lindsay, Naturopathic Doctor. Learn about: how diet and lifestyle influence the species of bacteria in your microbiome; the connection between your microbiome and your immune system; and more. Hosted by the Madison Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation, this is at 7pm at the Wilmar Center, 953 Jenifer Street. Call 221-8696 for more info.
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