Fifty years ago this past June, Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers was assassinated in front of his house in Mississippi. Earlier this week, his widow (Myrlie Evers-Williams) and daughter (Reena Denise Evers-Everette) were honored in Little Rock for their work on behalf of the Civil Rights movement.
The Little Rock Film Festival’s Reel Civil Rights Film Fest continues today with the showing of Medgar Evers: An Unsung Hero. This 2010 documentary explores the life and legacy of Mr. Evers. It was produced by some of the creative team behind the AMC hit series Mad Men. Directed by Michael Cory Davis. This two part film documentary on Medgar Evers provides extensive interviews with Myrlie Evers-Williams (widow), Charles Evers (brother), Reena Evers-Everette (daughter), Kestin Boyce, Derrick Johnson, and more.
The Reel Civil Rights Festival is sponsored by the Little Rock Film Festival in partnership with the National Park Service trough its Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. It was founded by Spirit Trickey.
The film will be shown at 6pm in the auditorium at Historic Arkansas Museum.
Following the film, Jerry Mitchell, an investigative reporter from The Clarion-Ledger will lead a talkback.