Myrlie Evers-Williams
We are not a problem people; we are a people with problems. We have historic strengths; we have survived because of family.
Widow of murdered civil rights leader Medgar Evers, Evers-Williams never gave up on her campaign for justice in her husband's murder. The first African American woman appointed to serve as commissioner on the Los Angeles Board of Public Works, the first full-time chairman of the NAACP is credited with spearheading the operations that restored the association to its original status as the premier civil rights organization in America.