He's been called a trailblazer for civil rights, but did you also know that Medgar Evers was considered the most significant pioneer in Mississippi's broadcast television history?
Evers was posthumously given the Pioneers of Television award at the Mississippi Associated Press banquet, specifically, for a speech he petitioned to give on WLBT's airwaves for six years.
Evers' speech had a ripple effect, eventually causing the FCC to investigate and subsequently revoke WLBT's license.
Since then, it has become one of the most diverse television stations in the South.
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