May 15, 1995 in Nation/World

New Leader Takes Charge Of Naacp

New York Times

Amid pomp and prayers, Myrlie EversWilliams was sworn in Sunday as the new chairwoman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

She expressed hope that the organization could find a way out of its travails.

Evers-Williams, 61, was elected in February to lead the 86-year-old civil rights organization by a one-vote margin over the incumbent chairman, Dr. William Gibson, who had been accused of financial improprieties.

She is the widow of Medgar Evers, the murdered civil rights pioneer.

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