Mz. Minnie Watson gives the most amazing discussion and presentation inside the home or Medgar, Myrlie, James, Darrell and Reena Evers.
Mz. Watson is just as powerful and amazing as she looks in this picture. She knew the family.
Photo by Howard Wolff.
I recently saw slave records of my great great great great grandmothers, Suzanne and Julia (b: 1816/1846). I wondered what they looked like, how they felt, what 300lbs of cotton and sugar cane felt like, how they smiled, how their hands looked, how thier cheekbones were set. Then I looked in the mirror 💪🏾👑
It blew my mind and reminded me to be fearless, unrelenting and #gratefulgrateful because even when the entire set up appears against you, FOR GENERATIONS there’s a molecular, premeditated DESTINED win located deep beneath where loss cannot reach! 💫💫💫
Julia, Suzanne, #Medgar .......might not have laid hold to the promise but tilled it for me...for YOU, for Such a Time as this🙌🏾
Besides, I have a Father and He is a King 👑 ....... #issasetup#beenwinningseason#mondaybiz#generationalwealth#richgirls#biggerthanmoney#faith#wisdom#joy#peace#brawn#fire#grace#beaucoupgrace
The home of Medgar Evers. As a new build, Medgar had some unusual features added, knowing that as the face of the NAACP in Mississippi he would be in danger. There is no front door - the main entrance is in the carport (left side) to shield passengers getting in and out of the car. The roof is also a gravel roof to prevent fire - from Molotov cocktails. The windows are also set higher so there would be more wall to take cover behind. It was a moving and humbling experience to listen to the stories Ms. Watson (who took part in the Civil Rights movement in Jackson) had about what is was like only a generation ago.