Topic of the day: Remembering Medgar Evers

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  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    June 15, 2013 5:02 p.m.

    Irony Guy:

    Good points. And beyond that there were reports that Evers was under FBI surveillance. Hoover also had surveillance on Dr. King and other Civil Rights leaders and organizations.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    June 13, 2013 8:15 a.m.

    Interesting to hear today's "conservatives" praising the heroic Medgar Evers, considering that in 1963 they considered him a communist rabble-rouser who deserved what he got. Don't try to tell me otherwise. I was there and I heard it with my own ears--over and over again.

  • pragmatistferlife salt lake city, utah
    June 12, 2013 5:52 p.m.

    Mike, you need to listen and watch progressive radio and television stations. There is a virtual uproar on the left about this. Everyone confesses being torn but it's a virtual bluster on the left to error on the side of civil liberties.

  • James B. Young SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    June 12, 2013 3:08 p.m.

    Utahns took a long time to understand just how wrong we were on racial affairs.

    Two of my cousins and a step-brother in the Utah Legislature, when Cora Scott King spoke, sat with the backs to her.

    They could not understand why five contracts of the family business were cancelled the following week.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    June 12, 2013 2:53 p.m.

    Medgar Evers made a statement for "civil rights". He paid for that "statement" with his life.

    Today, the government is listening in to our phone calls, reading our email, linking all electronic communication with anyone in the world.

    Where is the outrage? Where are the "Medgar Evers" of our generation? When, exactly, does civil rights mean anything? Why is the Obama administration given the right to ignore the 4th Amendment that protects us?