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U.S. Navy Names New Ship in Honor of Voting Rights Activist Medgar Evers

November 24, 2011   // 0 Comments

by Derek Turner In an honor bestowed on only a handful of individuals, the United States Navy selected NAACP civil and voting rights icon Medgar Evers as the namesake of their newest ship. Christened in San Diego, California on November 12 by his widow Myrlie Evers-Williams, the USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13) will serve as a supply ship for the Navy starting in the first quarter of 2012. “I am just...

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