Oct 9, 2009

Navy Honors Civil Rights Hero

The Navy announced yesterday that the civil rights leader Medgar Evers will be honored today with a Navy supply ship named for Evers.

Senator John C. Stennis (Mississippi) on the other hand was a racial segregationist and ardent civil rights foe. And the Navy honored him in 1995 by commissioning the seventh Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier, USS John C. Stennis.

Stennis was a disgrace, Evers a hero.

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