MEDGAR EVERS

 

 

The portrait bust of the late Field Secretary for the NAACP in Jackson, Mississippi was begun in 1998 and completed in bronze in December of 1999.  Medgar Evers was killed for the work he was doing in the struggle for Civil Rights in 1963.  The bust is installed in the National Office of the NAACP headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.  It was cast in bronze at Bright Foundry in Louisville, Kentucky.  General Mills, Inc.of Minneapolis, Minnesota commissioned it.  James Malone of Don Coleman Advertising in Detroit Michigan heads the committee.

 

 

In clay

 

Completed in bronze

 

Program of the dedication of the bust, presented to Mrs. Myrlie Evers Williams; Julian Bond, Chairman, Board of Directors, NAACP, and Kweisi Mfume, President/CEO, NAACP, by Dr. Reatha Clark King, Vice President, General Mills Foundation, on July 9, 2000, at the 91st NAACP Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland.  Click here to view enlarged images of the program.

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