Southern Literary Review Honors Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers

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.

About Allen Mendenhall

Allen Mendenhall is a writer, attorney, and educator. His book Literature and Liberty (Rowman & Littlefield / Lexington Books) was released in 2014. He blogs at The Literary Lawyer. Visit his website at

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