Grandson remembers grandfather Medgar Evers more than 5 decades after his assassination
The grandson of civil rights icon Medgar Evers says his grandfather would be proud to see thousands protesting against racial injustice.
Daniel Evers Everette never had the chance to meet his grandfather, but says he was a "warrior and a strong leader."
Medgar Evers was assassinated on June 12, 1963, and his grandson says it's painful to continue seeing African Americans' lives being cut short in 2020.
"I can't believe we as African Americans have to see this over and over again," Everette says.
He says his grandfather fought, protected and promoted voting. Everette hopes that protesters vote to let people in power know what they want to happen.
Everette looks to continue his grandfather's legacy and educate the community about the issues they are protesting.
"We have to start informing those who are surrounded in their community the reason as to why," Everette says. "So when they go out to protest, they know the reasons as to why."