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2 Aug 2019

NAACP presents national staff members with Medgar Wiley Evers Award of Excellence during 110th Annual Convention

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August 2, 2019 Category: Stateside Posted by:

By Vanessa Mbonu 

Medgar Wiley Evers, the first NAACP Field Director for the State of Mississippi, was struck by an assassin’s bullet in the back on June 12, 1963.

In recognition, the NAACP established the Medgar Wiley Evers Award of Excellence, which is presented annually to three NAACP staff members who have provided outstanding service and exhibited sincere dedication and commitment to the association.


During the convention’s public mass meeting, the award was presented to Valerie Cooper, legislative and electronic communications secretary; India Artis, business manager, The Crisis and Eris Sims, chief of staff.

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