Charles Evers, civil rights activist and politician, dead at 97

Civil rights activist and politician Charles Evers, brother of slain NAACP leader Medgar Evers, died Wednesday morning in Brandon, his family said. He was 97. “The world lost a fearless Civil Rights leader this morning,” a statement from his family said. “… The life mission of Charles Evers was to advance the work of his beloved brother, who was assassinated on June 12, 1963.