The assassination of Medgar Evers

June 12, 1963 Jackson, Mississippi Medgar Evers is shot in the back while standing in his driveway Evers, a civil rights activist, worked towards voting rights, challenged segregation laws, and publicly investigated the murder of Emmett Till. Because of his activism, he became a target of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Citizens’ Council.…

FLW: rather be fishing

Famous Last Words Jimmy Glass Louisiana June 12, 1987 "Yeah, I think I'd rather be fishing." Glass was executed at the age of 25 for the murders of Newton and Erlene Brown. The Browns were shot in their bed the night of Christmas Eve in 1982; their children discovered their bodies on Christmas morning. Glass…