Long: ‘We need more label-defying people like Charles Evers’

The civil rights icon become a Republican and Trump supporter.

By , Guest Columnist Updated: August 20, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: August 20, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Robert Lee Long
Guest Columnist

Robert Lee Long

Robert Lee Long is a retired newspaper editor and a contributing columnist for The Daily Memphian. He is also a historian and theologian and formerly served as a radio correspondent for Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

Evers was elected the first African-American mayor in Mississippi post-Reconstruction and he would mount an unsuccessful gubernatorial bid to become Mississippi’s first Black governor in 1971.


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