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Jackson, Mississippi 2 June, 2013

SOUNDBITE: Myrlie Evers-Williams, Civil Rights Activist:

"There are times when the anger builds up again and I think of what was done to my husband in a number of ways. Not only was his life taken from him, but I think of those who did not support him. So there are little things that come back. The smells, the sounds, what people may say or not say, and I'm surprised because I'm almost ready to fight again.

"I stood there and I looked at that sea of people and I remembered the March on Washington, at which I had been asked to speak. And I could not get there, get through the crowd to be able to do that. And I thought, 'oh, you missed it. You will never have an opportunity like that again. But standing there looking at that mass of people, standing so near Arlington Cemetery where Medgar's remains are, and I felt this calm.

"Whatever, whenever comes my way, I'll be able to handle it. I might not like it, but I'll be able to handle it and be thankful for the life that has been given to me."