February 8, 1995 in Nation/World

Evers’ Widow To Run For Top Naacp Post

Compiled From Wire Services

Promising to bring financial accountability and credibility to the beleaguered NAACP, the widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers said Tuesday she will run for the chairmanship of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.

Myrlie Evers-Williams said she will challenge longtime incumbent William Gibson, the target of criticism over the organization’s finances and political direction, at the national board meeting in New York City next week.

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