In this June 13, 1963, file photo, Myrlie Louise Evers, widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, leans down to kiss her late husband's forehead before the casket was opened for public viewing at a funeral home in Jackson, Miss. Evers, who was the first Mississippi field director of NAACP, 1954-1963, was shot in front of his home. With Mrs. Evers is Charles Evers, her brother-in-law. Several events are being held to remember Evers, the first Mississippi field secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He was 37 when he was assassinated outside the family's north Jackson home on June 12, 1963.