Medgar Evers, a prominent civil rights activist from Mississippi involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi, was gunned down in his driveway 50 years ago on June 12, 1963. Four days later a memorial service was held in Jackson, Mississippi and veteran Pacifica journalist Dale Minor was there with a portable audio recorder, gathering field recordings he would soon craft into a captivating documentary titled “Where Do We Go from Here?” This week on From the Vault, we present this timeless Pacifica documentary that seats the listener front and center at the funeral of Medgar Evers, the following mourning procession, and the demonstrations and near-riot that ensued in its aftermath.

Medgar Evers Memorial

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Medgar Evers, a prominent civil rights activist from Mississippi involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi, was gunned down in his driveway 50 years ago on June 12, 1963. Four days later a memorial service was held in Jackson, Mississippi and veteran Pacifica journalist Dale Minor was there with a portable audio recorder, gathering field recordings he would soon craft into a captivating documentary titled “Where Do We Go from Here?” This week on From the Vault, we present this timeless Pacifica documentary that seats the listener front and center at the funeral of Medgar Evers, the following mourning procession, and the demonstrations and near-riot that ensued in its aftermath.

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