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On Monday, Hillary Clinton botched the name of civil and voting rights icon Medgar Evers while addressing a group of lawyers in San Francisco in a speech about voting rights.
In a speech that denounced Voter ID efforts, Clinton referred to Medgar Evers as “Medger Evans” while discussing how one of her mentors defused a volatile situation in Mississippi after Evers, who courageously organized voter registration efforts in the South, was assassinated.
After praising her mentor, John Doar, who was a civil rights attorney in John F. Kennedy’s administration, Clinton said this, according to a Weekly Standard transcript:
“In 1963, in Jackson, Mississippi, John stepped between angry protesters and armed police to prevent a potential massacre after the murder of Medgar Evans…”
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