For Us, the Living: The Medgar Evers Story Poster

Release Date: 1983

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
During the civil rights movement of the '50s and '60s in Mississippi, Medgar Evers (Howard E. Rollins Jr.) rose from being an insurance agent to become one of the most integral activists of the era. From boycotting white merchants in the mid '50s to being a key figure in desegregating the University of Mississippi in 1962, Evers met success, and with it many enemies. When racists swarm his house, his life and the lives of his wife (Irene Cara) and children are threatened.

Cast: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Irene Cara, Roscoe Lee Browne, Margaret Avery, Laurence Fishburne, Gus Peters, Paul Winfield

Director: Michael Schultz

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Charles Fries Productions

Keywords: Emotional, Dark, Quest, 1960s, 1950s, Wife, Rise

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