Civil rights icon and Alcorn State scholar in resident Myrlie Evers-Williams is resigning from her position to pledge more of her time and focus on the Medgar and Mrylie Evers Institute, according to a release.

Evers-Williams, the husband of Medgar Evers, who was assassinated in 1963 during the month of June, had been a faculty member at Alcorn since 2012, but says she will leave her teaching and mentoring duties at the historically black college or university (HBCU) in Lorman, Mississippi and wants to build upon the Medgar and Mrylie Evers Institute that supports scholarship, historic preservation and promotion of civil rights advocacy.

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