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Young NYC man drowns in East River during celebratory swim with friends

Young NYC man drowns in East River during celebratory swim with friends

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) --A young New York City man disappeared early Thursday while he and four friends were enjoying a celebratory swim in the East River.
Frances Burns

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Hazardous smell in New York City school was Axe body spray

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The hazardous smell in a classroom that forced evacuation of a New York City public school was an aerosol body spray grooming product, officials said.

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Politics 2013: President Obama's inauguration festivities lower key

Politics 2013: President Obama's inauguration festivities lower key

Barack Obama's first presidential inauguration was one for the record books. So is his second, but for a different reason.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Evers' widow to give swearing-in prayer

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Myrlie Evers-Williams, wife of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers, will deliver the invocation at President Obama's swearing-in, the event committee said.

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New ship joins U.S. Navy

SAN DIEGO, April 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has received a new dry cargo and ammunition ship, the USNS Medgar Evers, from General Dynamics NASSCO.

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GenDyn delivers cargo-ammunition ship

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has received its 12th T-AKE dry cargo-ammunition ship, the USNS William McLean, from General Dynamics NASSCO.

Navy supply ship to honor Medgar Evers

JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has honored an old promise and named a ship after slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

Civil rights leader Evers to be honored

MEMPHIS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis says former NAACP chairwoman Myrlie Evers-Williams will receive its National Freedom Award.
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Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963) was an African American civil rights activist from Mississippi involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi. He became active in the civil rights movement after returning from overseas service in World War II and completing secondary education; he became a field secretary for the NAACP.

Evers was assassinated by White Citizens' Council member Byron De La Beckwith and, as a former serviceman, was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. His murder and the resulting trials inspired protests, as well as numerous works of music, film and other art.

Medgar Wiley Evers was born July 2, 1925 in Decatur, Mississippi, the son of Jesse and her husband, James Evers, who was the owner of a small farm and a sawmill worker. Evers was the third of five children, after Charles and Elizabeth. His sister Ruth was the youngest. The family also included Eva Lee and Gene, Jesse’s children from a prior marriage. After the lynchings of family friends, Evers became determined to get the education he deserved, so he walked 12 miles to and from school to earn his high school diploma. In 1943 he was inducted into the army along with his older brother, Charlie. Evers fought in the European Theatre of WWII, including in France. He was honorably discharged in 1945 as a Sergeant. In 1946, he, along with his brother and four friends, returned to his hometown.

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