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June 12, 2013 8:38 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

As briefly noted yesterday, this is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers in Jackson, Mississippi. Here’s Phil Ochs with his tribute to Evers, famously performed at the Newport Folk Festival later that same year of 1963.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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