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Myrlie Evers thanks JSU Communications staff for their role in Medgar Evers commemoration

Civil Rights pioneer Myrlie Evers and her daughter, Reena Evers-Everette, visited Jackson State University on Monday, June 17, to personally thank the University Communications staff for their help with the Medgar Evers 50th Anniversary Commemoration Tribute Gala and related events.

Pictured (front, center) Eric Stringfellow, (second row, left to right) Linda Daniels, Reena Evers-Everette, Gina Carter-Simmers, Myrlie Evers, (third row) Germaine Williams, Franshell Fort, Keith Collins, Jean Gordon Cook, Pamela Berry-Johnson, (fourth row), Jamea Adams-Ginyard, D’Artagan Winford and Gerard Howard. Not pictured, Shelia Byrd and Spencer McClenty.

Pictured (front, center) Eric Stringfellow, (second row, left to right) Linda Daniels/Division of Institutional Advancement, Reena Evers-Everette, Gina Carter-Simmers, Myrlie Evers, (third row) Germaine Williams, Franshell Fort, Keith Collins, Jean Gordon Cook, Pamela Berry-Johnson, (fourth row), Jamea Adams-Ginyard, D’Artagan Winford and Gerard Howard. Not pictured: Shelia Byrd, Spencer McClenty and Shameka Reed.

The UC staff played a key role in marketing and promoting the event, including directing the video production, creating the gala booklet, generating press coverage and leading the marketing strategy.

“My heart just goes out to each and every one of you because working with you has been such a joy,” Evers-Everette said. “You have shown such professionalism, such heart and spirit. Everything that I personally wanted to happen for people to really understand the meaning and vision of my father, you helped get out.”

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  1. Thomas Tolliver says:

    Thanks for the memories. As always JSU ‘” challenging minds, changing lives”

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