Charles Evers

(James Charles Evers)

Charles Evers
Charles Evers
  • Born: September 11, 1922
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Civil Rights Activist

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James Charles Evers is an American civil rights activist and former politician. A Republican, Evers was known for his role in the civil rights movement along with his younger brother Medgar Evers. He was made the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) State Voter Registration Chairman in 1954. After his brother's assassination in 1963, Evers took over his position as field director of the NAACP in Mississippi. As field director, Evers organized and led many demonstrations for the rights of African Americans.

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And we never got the mule, let alone the forty acres.
Any time the country is split 50/50, the leader is wrong. Time
Anybody who runs for president in this country and comes out as strong as the Democrats were about helping the poor folks and black folks is not going to win.
Go down to the Republican headquarters. They ain't got a single black working there. Not one.
I believe in most of the things Republicans stand for.
I believe welfare makes you lazy and unproductive.
I don't believe in welfare.
I don't like a lot of social programs either because it makes you non-productive.
I feel there should be blacks in every Party.
I love the life I live. The Lord blessed me to be independent. I am independent. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I loved Clinton; not as a Democrat, but as a person.
I took Bobby Kennedy through the delta and he cried like a baby.
I'd rather be dead and in heaven than afraid to do what I think is right.
I'm a Republican and I'm gonna stay a Republican because they need somebody like me to stay in the Party and keep hammering away.
I'm a Republican, by the way.
I'm against abortion.
I'm against an all-white anything or an all-black anything.
I'm for economic independence.
I'm for prayer in schools.
Iraq did nothing to us. Iraq was not responsible for 9/11.
It's wrong to kill.
So I'm in the Republican Party for the same reason I was in the Democratic Party: to make sure blacks are included, along with everyone else.
Speaking as a black person, welfare is the worst thing that's ever happened to us.
The least I can do is show Medgar I still care. And Martin.
The main thing I believe in is freedom. Freedom & Liberty
The problem is, the Republican Party hasn't done anything to make this country better and I speak as a Republican.
The Republican Party does not reach out.
The Republican Party is not inclusive.
This is a racist country.
Two people will never be President in my lifetime. A woman and a black.
We need to take responsibility and educate people. That's why black folks don't like me. I always say it's our responsibility to make safe neighborhoods. It's our job to get them cleaned up.
Welfare makes you dependent upon someone to take care of you.
We've begun to get justice.
We've begun to put fear into those whites who think they can do anything they want to a black person and get away with it.