This month, Southern Literary Review honors Medgar Evers, the African-American Civil Rights leader from Mississippi who was murdered in 1963. Our Read of the Month, reviewed by William Aarnes of Furman University, is Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers (University of Georgia Press, 2013), a collection of poems by Frank X. Walker. That review will be followed by Chris Timmons’s review of Remembering Medgar Evers (University of Georgia Press, 2013), authored by Minrose Gwin. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Evers’s death, a solemn occasion, but one that remains teachable.
Southern Literary Review Honors Medgar Evers
Allen Mendenhall is associate dean at Thomas Goode Jones School of Law and executive director of the Blackstone & Burke Center. His books include Literature and Liberty (2014), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Pragmatism, and the Jurisprudence of Agon (2017), The Southern Philosopher: Collected Essays of John William Corrington (2017) (editor), and Lines from a Southern Lawyer (2017). Visit his website at AllenMendenhall.com.