For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers

For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers


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Howard E. Rollins stars as martyred civil-rights spokesman Medgar Evers, while Irene Cara co-stars as his wife (and future NAACP leader) Myrlie. The film concentrates on the last years of Evers, an ex-insurance agent turned activist. His home in Jackson, Mississippi is besieged by bigots and he and his family are threatened with dire consequences, but Evers continues to work towards the goal of integrating his racially-polarized state. In June of 1963, the 37-year-old Evers is shot to death in front of his home. This 90 minute drama was adapted from a book co-authored by Mrs. Evers, Ossie Davis and J. Kenneth Rotcop. For Us, the Living was first telecast March 22, 1983 on PBS' American Playhouse.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/2015
UPC: 0887090109000
Original Release: 1983
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 59,741

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Howard E. Rollins Medgar Evers
Irene Cara Myrlie Evers
Laurence Fishburne Actor
Rocky Aoki Actor
Margaret Avery Actor
Roscoe Lee Browne Actor
Janet MacLachlan Actor
Dick Anthony Williams Actor
Paul Winfield Actor
Thalmus Rasulala Actor

Technical Credits
Michael Schultz Director
Ossie Davis Teleplay
Gerald Fried Score Composer
Charles M. Fries Executive Producer
Harry Keramidas Editor
Alan Kozlowski Cinematographer
J. Kenneth Rotcop Producer,Teleplay
Lynn Wolverten Production Designer

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